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Art and Design: Textiles A Level at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

We live in a colourful and decorated environment. This course gives you the opportunity to explore colour, pattern and texture through printed, dyed and constructed textiles. This course is Art Textiles without fashion.

Course content

Practical projects involve recording from direct experience, developing ideas, making connections with the work of others, experimenting with materials and techniques, and focused planning for textile outcomes. All of the projects encourage an individual and creative response.


Year 1
Externally Set Task: A period of preparatory study based on a starting point set by the exam board followed by a 10 hour period of sustained focused work completed under exam conditions. 
Year 2
Unit 1: Personal Investigation - 60% of overall grade: Consists of two integrated parts:
1. A major in-depth critical, practical and theoretical Investigative project/portfolio and outcomels) based on themes and subject matter that have personal significance.
2. A related study: an external response of a guided minimum of 1000 words. 

Future opportunities

Many students progress on to a Foundation course in Art and Design and then a degree in a related field. Some students go directly on to a degree in Textiles or a Fashion related course. 

Further information

Students are required to participate in museum/gallery visits and any site visits related to practical work.

Resources and Facilities

A  well-equipped art room with facilities for dyeing, printing and machine sewing as well as painting and drawing. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worcester Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016

Key information

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