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Textiles A Level at Chew Valley School

Course description

An opportunity to explore a wide and varied range of Textiles techniques, to produce innovative and exciting textile pieces or fashion items.

Course content

The course offers the opportunity to study any aspect of textiles and produce 2D and 3D pieces. Each unit has a starting point and will involve learning a variety of skills such as machine embroidery, dyeing, printing and felt making and relevant construction techniques to produce a final outcome.


AS level:
The assessment is made up of two units:
- Unit 1 – Coursework Portfolio – worth 60% of AS; 30% of A level
- Unit 2 – Controlled Assignment—worth 40% of AS; 20% A level 5 hour Practical Exam

A2 level: Two further units
- Unit 3– Personal Investigation—worth 30%
- Unit 4—Controlled Assignment—worth 20% 15 hour Practical Exam

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chew Valley School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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