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Art & Design (Textiles) AS/A2 at Magdalen College School

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This form of communication and expression aims to:

Encourage students to develop their designs from original drawings, experiment with threads and fabrics, and to realise the design into a finished piece of Textiles.

Provide visits to museums, collections, The Clothes Show and practicing Textile designers as an essential part of the course.

Encourage students to explore a wide variety of techniques including surface decoration, dyeing, printing and fashion design.

Generate attainment through the creative development of process, production, reflection, and evaluation, leading towards skills, knowledge and understanding.

Combine breadth and depth of study with the freedom of choice required to accommodate a range of abilities, material resources and staffing specialism.

Encourage students to develop an awareness of cultural differences and personal preferences, and of relevant environmental considerations.

Allows students to study in depth a specific area of textile development of their own choosing.

Entry requirements

GCSE in English grade C (a lower grade may be acceptable). 


Summary of Units:

Year 1 (AS)

Unit 1 Coursework

Two practical projects with sketch books and final outcomes

Unit 2 Personal Investigation

A written, but visually stimulating study on contemporary work

Unit 3 Controlled Assignment

Year 2 (A2)

Unit 4 Coursework

One practical project

Unit 5 Personal Study

A written analytical study of an aspect of contemporary Textiles

Unit 6 Controlled Assignment

Future opportunities

Textile Designer

Textiles Buyer


Costume Designer

Fashion Consultant

Fashion Designer

Fashion Editor

Fashion Marketing

Interior Designer

Primary School Teacher

Secondary School Teacher,

Soft Furnishings Consultant

Further information

This subject combines well with other creative and expressive subjects, as well as subjects from other disciplines.

For further information please contact: Mrs H Tudor-Price.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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