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Textiles Technology A Level at St Crispin's School

Course description

Textiles is an exciting and creative course. Through researching, exploring and creating, students will have the opportunity to look at designers, artists and cultures for inspiration. The course will also allow students to experiment with fabrics, materials and techniques to explore a variety of outcomes. Students will finish the course by developing experiments to produce a three dimensional project.

Course content


Unit 1 consists of students learning and experimenting with different techniques, researching artists and designers to inspire their work and producing various responses developed from their research. This will form the backbone of their sketchbook which students will then use to enhance their designs and create a final outcome. Textiles incorporates fashion, art and product design and shows that students can think, be creative and experimental in their approaches.

Unit 2 is an examination project where students will be asked to research a theme, develop a sketchbook and then complete their outcome in a practical exam.


Unit 3 follows the same path, but allow students to tackle an area of interest, theme or question more thoroughly. In Unit 3 students will develop their project by looking for inspiration from other artists and designers and alongside their responses they will produce a written study.

Unit 4 is again a practical exam used to complete projects.

Entry requirements

GCSE Textiles or Art and Design at grade C or above.


Exams and coursework.

Future opportunities

Following the successful completion of A level Textiles there are many possible career paths to follow. These could include magazine editing, graphic design, journalism or stylist. More practical career options linked to the course could be designing women’s and men’s wear, sportswear or costume design. Students could explore the world of interior design or work in retail as a buyer or merchandiser.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

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