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Textiles AS/A Level 3 at Fulston Manor School

Course description


  1. Design is an exciting specialist subject that enables you to use a variety of methods and materials based on traditional and contemporary practise. The course will invite you to be resourceful, experimental and dynamic in your approach; requiring you to use your creative thinking and skills. You will develop a keen interest in design and making, that responds to a variety of themes and starting points. Outcomes can be fashion, constructed, printed and design based, and will respond to clear starting points and the work of designers, artists and other creative practitioners. The course requires you to write and create practical work that is insightful and well observed; your skills, knowledge and understanding of s or Art are advantageous.

Textile Design aims to equip you with:

  • Specialist subject knowledge, skills and understanding

  • Contextual understanding

  • Ability to apply traditional and contemporary textile design methods

  • A refinement of technique, control and manipulation of materials

Course content



Component 1: Personal Investigation (portfolio of practical work and a related 1000 word study)

Component 2: Externally set assignment

Entry requirements


To be accepted on the A Level course a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent).

Competent writing skills are very advantageous and, while it is not an absolute requirement, most students would be expected to have a GCSE of at least a grade 4 in English Language. You will have a clear passion to study Textile Design; such as having previously taken visual arts based subject, or shown clear interest through your own studies or hobbies. An eagerness to learn all aspect of Textile Design is also beneficial, including use of drawing, 3D and 2D construction.



All assessments are internally marked and externally moderated.

Further information

This qualification is a ‘new style’ two year linear A Level. Whilst the AS qualification still exists it does not form part of the final A Level, and most students will be expected to study this course for the full two years.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years