Textile Art - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School
This course is suitable for those prepared to complete extensive, consistent coursework.
It is a chance to extend your skills and to learn more about textiles as a form of Art. Both
AS and A Level are split into two projects. Component 1 is a personal investigation and
Component 2 externally set by the exam board. Throughout the course you will be
expected to keep a portfolio and work towards a theme. You will be involved in a variety
of practical lessons which build on existing knowledge and also new methods of surface
decoration. The end result for each unit is determined by the student and the sketch book
is required to ‘tell a story’ of how the product has been designed and created. The course
covers a wide range of Textile areas and will be open to your own interpretation as you
develop your studies. You will investigate various print techniques, learn how to make and
adapt blocks, methods of image transfer, embellishment of cloth and 3D textiles.
This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to progress to college/university, pursue a
career in the fashion, design/textile industry or those who are keen on embellishment
and who are creative.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.