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Fashion and Textiles A Level at Gordano School

Course description

This refreshing Fashion and Textiles Design course has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of Design and Technology. It will also develop candidates’ capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Students will study and work with a wide variety of fabrics and components used in the design and making of fashion and textile products and will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of design and manufacture.

Course content

Paper 1&2:
Written paper (each worth 25% of A Level)
This paper is based primarily on Design and Manufacture.
Non- Exam Assessment Coursework (50% of A Level)
Until February
Candidates submit evidence of a single design and manufacturing task. This project develops students’ skills further allowing them to explore new techniques and materials. This is a 45 hour design and make task

Future opportunities

A Level Textiles; allows candidates to progress to higher levels of design such as fashion design, millinery and advertising at Universities around the UK. Studying Design and Technology can lead to many career o pportunities including garment, footwear and lingerie design, manufacture, industry buying, marketing and many other aspects of the design business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 January 2017

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