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Textiles at Ringwood School Academy

Course description

Students will explore a wide range of technical aspects including the construction of fabrics, the application of colour andpattern, and the production of 3-dimensional forms.

An awareness of the diversity of textiles-based responses is encouraged, from studying traditional practices in other cultures, to the role of textiles in contemporary art.

Course content

  • Students’ practical responses might range from surface design using screen printing, to garment construction or installation work.
  • Transferable design knowledge such as the understanding of the formal elements of art and design will be furthered, along with life skills such as problem solving, contextual thinking and greater visual literacy.

Entry requirements

  • 3 Bs and 3 Cs (or equivalent) at GCSE.
  • A GCSE in either Textiles, Art or Graphics will prepare students for the type of work they will be expected to produce.


  • The AS Level will consist of Units 1 and 2 as a discrete qualification.
  • There is no obligation for students to take the GCSE units before entering the AS, but it is anticipated that many will choose to do so.

Financial information

There is a small charge for sketchbooks and students may occasionally be required to supply certain materials for their own projects.

There will also be the opportunity for a residential trip. In previous years we have visited New York and Paris. This will be charged separately.

Future opportunities

This Art and Design course is a valuable starting point for students considering future employment within a creative or design based industry and will promote a questioning and sensitive approach, contributing towards a balanced programme of study.

The traditional progression route for all art based subjects is onto a foundation course
and then onto higher education. We have also had a number of students who have successfully applied to degree level courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ringwood School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years