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Textiles A Level at Bitterne Park School

Course description

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of Textiles, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

  • Fashion
  • Interior design
  • Printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials
  • Constructed textiles
  • Textile installation

Students will be expected to work in sketchbooks and mounted prep boards which may include samples, experimentation, photographs and drawings. As part of the course, they will be given the opportunity to explore a range of media, textile techniques and processes focusing on a range of traditional and new technologies.

Units of Study

  • Unit 1 Coursework-15 week project (50% of the total AS marks)
  • Unit 2 Supervised-12 week project- 5 hours exam piece (50 % of the total AS marks)
  • Unit 3 Coursework-15 week project -Personal Investigation
  • Unit 4 Supervised-12 week project -15 hours exam piece

Why this course

Students will gain a thorough knowledge and skills in:

  • Fashion designers, textile artist and craftsman.
  • Many experimental textile techniques for example shibori, truvek, heat manipulation, free machining, pleating and dyeing, felting etc
  • Fashion illustration to present design ideas.

Course content

Students should have obtained 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above including Art & Design Textiles.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bitterne Park School directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years