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Design and Technology - Fashion and Textiles A level at Midhurst-Rother College

Course description

Why study Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles?
This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries. Students will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice.
Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

Entry requirements

Anyone intending to take Design and Technology: Textiles at A level will be expected to have achieved 6 GCSEs at grade C / level 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics, one of which should be in Design/ Technology: Textiles or Art and Design: Creative Textiles.


Paper 1 - Technical principles Written exam:
2.5 hours 120 marks 30% of A-level Questions:
Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response.

Paper 2 - Designing and making principles Written exam:
1.5 hours 80 marks 20% of A-level Questions:
Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response questions

Section A Product Analysis: 30 marks Up to 6 short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s).

Section B Commercial manufacture: 50 marks Mixture of short and extended response questions

Non-exam assessment (NEA) - Practical application of core technical principles, core designing and making principles and additional specialist knowledge

Substantial design and make project 100 marks 50% of A-level

Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype

Future opportunities

Varying degree courses in Fashion Design, Costume Design, Interior and Spatial Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Journalism, Textile Design, Printing, Weaving, Knitting, Retail and Personal Shopper.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Midhurst-Rother College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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