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Textiles A Level at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Course description

The textile design course offers the opportunity to develop skills over a broad range of textile and fashion techniques and applications, such as printing, weaving, knitting, mixed media, digital applications, surface design, and embroidery.

Why study Textiles?
You have a real love for Textiles and want to explore the exciting possibilities that this constantly evolving subject offers.

Course content

AS Modules

Unit 1
You will experiment with a range of techniques that allow you to explore ideas through research and experimentation. The development of your ideas are presented in both sketchbook format and as practical outcomes.

Unit 2
The externally set assignment has a broad thematic starting point and is intended to build on the knowledge, skill, understanding and independence you have gained from Unit 1. There is a timed element of 10 hours.

A2 Modules

Unit 3
A personal project building on the knowledge and experience you have gained during the AS course. You will develop and refine ideas for original practical work supported by a linked personal study. This unit includes a written element of no less than 1,000 words.

Unit 4
The externally set assignment has a broad thematic starting point and represents the culmination of the knowledge and experience you have gained throughout the course. There is a timed element of 15 hours.

Entry requirements

GCSE passes in English and either Art or Textiles.

Future opportunities

Textile Designer, Fashion Designer, Pattern Designer, Buyer, Colourist, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Photography, Teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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