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Textiles A Level at Lawnswood School

Course description

A-level Textiles provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.

We follow a four-unit AQA specification, two at AS level and two at A2, requires students to develop their ability to show a range of skills.

Course content

This course places a strong emphasis on learning how other artists/ fashion designers create images as well as on contemporary techniques and materials.

AS Units:

  • Unit 1: You will select a theme and create work based around that theme, influenced by the style of chosen textile artists or designers. Through investigations and exploration of material techniques and processes you will create a personal sketch book of  work.
  • Unit 2: Practical exam externally set by AQA including a 5 hour practical supervised control piece. This involves working from a chosen theme to develop a body of research, experimental developments, pieces of work and outcomes. These should demonstrate your ability to develop your ideas and the influence different  textile artists/ designers had on your work.

A2 Units:

  • Unit 3: You will select a theme and create work based on the style of your chosen artists. Through investigation, exploration and manipulation of fibres you will create your own body of work.
  • Unit 4: 15 hour Practical exam externally set by AQA.

What else can you do on this course?

You'll have the opportunity to travel to exhibitions such as The Clothes Show, Leeds College of Art and Design, exhibit your work at the Lawnswood Art and Design Exhibition and be taught by visiting textiles artists/ designers.

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE Textiles Technology and / or GCSE Art


Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as  Costume, Fashion or Interior degrees. Textiles can provide skills which can be used in a wide range of occupations including Fashion Design, Colourist, Merchandising, Stylist, Buyer, Costume Design (Stage, Film and TV), Interior Design (Domestic or Contract), Printed Textiles, Woven Textiles, Embroidered Textiles, Surface Pattern, Gallery Work, Exhibition Organiser, Restoration or Teaching

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: 06 November 2015
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