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GCE AS Level Product Design:Textiles at Queen Elizabeth School

Course description

AS Textiles has two units: 1. Textile materials, components and application (written exam - 50%) Here you will study fibres and fabrics - where they come from and how they are manufactured. You will also look at the history of design and how a designer works. Throughout this unit you will look at fashion and other textiles products. You will be expected to keep up with current fashion issues through the media and your own getting out and about (i.e. shopping!). 2. Designing and making a textiles product (coursework - 50%) This is where you will apply what you have learnt in unit 1 to the designing and making of your own textiles products (and be wacky if you want). You can be as creative as you like and choose your own area. There are many themes you could use - past ones have included: taking a fashion designer such as Chanel or Stella McCartney and producing an outfit based on their style; a carnival costume; a wedding dress; the corset; fashion accessories; taking a fashion era (such as the 1960's) and wall hangings etc. The possibilities really are endless.

Entry requirements

GCSE passes in five subjects with grades A-C plus an interview and a reference.

Further information

Mrs J Kershaw

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year