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Textile Design A-Level at John Port School

Course description

Designed to encourage an individual creative response through personal expression of ideas and feelings, the Textile Design course is approached from an Art based perspective. you will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of textile media, techniques and processes. You will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies.

You will work in one or more areas of Textile Design which can include fashion, printed and/or dyed fabric and materials, domestic textiles and wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles and, textile installation. Drawing will be explored using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales, using sketchbooks/workbooks/journals to underpin work where appropriate and showing an understanding of the four assessment objectives.

Course content


Component 1: You produce an extended collection of work that exemplifies aspects of your developing knowledge, skills and understanding.

Component 2: You respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of your ability to research and develop ideas and to make clear the link between their own and others’ work within specified time constraints.

A Level:

Component 1: You develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome. Practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artist(s), designer(s), photographers or craftspeople and include written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.

Component 2: You respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of your ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement for the Sixth Form applies. This should include GCSE in Art or and Art based subject at grade B or above.

Future opportunities

  • Theatre Costume Designer
  • Fashion/Clothing Designer
  • Footwear Designer
  • Tailor/Dressmaker
  • Textile Designer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Port School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years