Design and Technology: Textiles AS/A Level at Prendergast - Hilly Fields College
This is a two year course with the A level awarded in the August of Year 13.
Textiles remains a highly popular, successful and exciting course which supports students’ development as young Designer Makers.
It follows on directly from the GCSE specification and continues to extend the student’s understanding of experimental Textiles alongside very secure traditional making skills. These are complimented with access to new technologies of laser cutting and digitally printing fabrics. Primary Research visits to institutions such as the V&A, Tate Modern, Somerset House and the Royal Academy underpin the excellent work produced by students and enable them to develop highly conceptual work often beyond that recognised by A level awards. As a result, Prendergast Textiles students are highly regarded by Art and Fashion Foundation courses with most gaining coveted places at top London Art Schools and some students even progressing direct to Fashion degrees. Prendergast School has a Progression Agreement with Ravensbourne College which enables students to access high-quality Uni Taster Courses, Portfolio advice sessions and Pre-UCAS interviews, which all serve to support acceptance onto courses of their first choice in Higher Education. Textiles students also have the opportunity to take part in FAD, Fashion Futures Competition, a 10 week Saturday School course which culminates in a Runway Show at London Fashion Week. In six out of the last seven years, one of our students has won either a Subsidiary Prize or the overall competition.Last Year, Hana Minowa, won the top prize and this year Cleopatra Thompson won the Subsidiary prize
GCSE Grade B equivalent in Textiles or Art and a grade B equivalent in English Language. A portfolio of work may be considered if there are places available.
Component 1 - Personal Investigation:
September Year 12 to January Year 13. This equates to 60% of the qualification
Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment: February – April Year 13 This equates to 40% of the qualification.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prendergast - Hilly Fields College directly.