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Resistant Materials, Graphics and Textiles at Sprowston Community High School

Course description

Resistant Materials Graphics Product Design complements the arts and the sciences. Both courses (Resistant Materials and Graphics) are suited to students wishing to extend their experience in Design and Technology who would like to become creative, innovative designers. The main difference between the two courses is the outcome in terms of materials used. In both Graphics and Resistant Materials you develop knowledge of industrial design and manufacturing. You learn about the working properties of specific materials, components and processes. You will ultimately design and make a prototype for a specific client that must be commercially viable and sustainable.


At both AS and A2 levels: 40% Examination 60% Portfolio

Textiles Technology involves the creation, selection and manipulation of Textiles across a variety of practices. This course enables you to learn about fibres, fabrics and experiment with a range of materials and processes. The tools and skills used in the course are wide ranging, encompassing traditional hand crafts and computer aided technology. Each year the course is made up of two units each worth 50% of an AS grade; contributing to 25% of an overall A2 grade. Whether fashion, costume design, accessories, toy design, hi-tech fabrics, furnishings, interior or exterior fabrics is your preference, you can explore and develop new skills, within A Level Textiles Technology

Entry requirements

To study A Level courses you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE Grades A*-C in full courses including either English or Maths. B grade or higher in a related Design and Technology subject

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sprowston Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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