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Design and Technology (Fashion and Textiles) - A Levels at Hanley Castle High School

Course description

Imagination is at the heart of this course. This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers.

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 creating products of their choice.

The new qualification places greater emphasis on understanding and applying iteractive design processes. Students will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education establishments and employers.

This qualification is linear. Students will therefore sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

Suitable for students who have successfully completed a GCSE in Textiles or Product Design background.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in Fashion and Clothing or other creative industries. Possible job opportunities could be: Fashion designer, textile designer, fashion buyer, pattern cutter marketing manager, or jobs in advertising.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanley Castle High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September