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Textile Design A level at Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School

Course description

A highly practical and creative modular course specialising in various areas of Textile design. Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles and installed textiles. Some subject specific resources may be required as students begin to specialise in a particular field of textile design. Certain aspects of the course include: student visits (group and individual) to museums, workshops, experts and places giving information and experience connected mainly with the personal project work. Looking at and reading around the subject of Design (historical or contemporary) is an essential part of the course.

Entry requirements

Your course choices will be personal to you, so it is difficult to specify general entry requirements. Whatever courses you choose, the most important requirements are: • an enthusiastic and positive approach to your studies • a commitment to being part of Our Lady’s community and meeting the high expectations we have of our students • full time attendance and punctuality Each course has its own entry requirements and so it is important that you check the course details carefully. If you haven’t got a Grade 4 in GCSE English or Maths when you join the Sixth Form, you will be required to continue your studies in these subjects and resit these qualifications.


Component 1 Personal Investigation 60% of A Level No time limit Component 2 Externally Set Assignment 40% of A Level Preparatory period plus 15 supervised hours Practical workshops, sketchbook research work, experimental learning, individual tuition, independent working. A large amount of the course relies on a student’s ability to organise and direct her/his own studies so s/ he must be able to work independently and continually for the course duration. It is expected that by the end of the two years students will have developed the analytical, organisational and practical skills that are required in further education courses.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Textile Design will give students access to H.E. University and Art College foundation/degree courses in Design. These include fashion design, textile design, constructive textiles, printed textiles, fashion illustration, fashion design, styling and promotion, graphic design, interior design, interior architecture, design for theatre/ television/film, ceramics, jewellery design and product design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 7204