Accessibility links

A Level Textiles - Block C @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

A Level Textiles extends the skills acquired at both GCSE Textiles or GCSE Art and Design and encourages a more adventurous and thorough exploration of textile techniques and concepts. 

Students will be required to express their ideas and interests through a Textile portfolio, exploring different techniques, such as embellishment, printing and stitching skills as well as presenting and recording their ideas through drawing and samples in order to determine their own manufacture.

The course offers the ability to study a more hands-on subject with a practical examination for both Unit 2 and 4. This is a qualification for students wishing to further their design career supporting both foundation and degree subjects.

Course content

Students will have an awareness of the elements of textile design, including shape, texture, colour and pattern; an awareness of the intended audience; appreciate the relationship of form and function; understand a variety of textile methods and will respond to concepts.

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE’s A*-C
  • B grade in Textiles or a related Art/Design subject


You will be examined by practical portfolio, personal investigation as well as two practical examinations.

Year 1

  • Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio
  • Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment

Year 2

  • Unit 3: Personal Investigation
  • Unit 4: Externally Set Assignment

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.

Careers could include:

  • Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Teacher
  • Print designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Graphic Designer

Further information

Hazel Chidgey, Design andTechnology

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: 03 November 2016
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years