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A Level Art and Design: Fine Art Textiles at Lady Margaret School

Course description

Studying Fine Art Textiles at Lady Margaret School is an exciting experience. This is one of very few Art departments which offer this course of study and our consistently high results have led to our outstanding reputation. It allows students to work with great freedom to create innovative and original work. If students are interested in Fashion they can construct using varied materials. For example students with a passion for Interior Design could inspire screen printed wallpaper and soft furnishings.

Sixth Form students benefit from having a resource room, sewing machines and dress makings mannequins. We teach Photoshop as part of the course. Students have a show of their work at the end of each year of study. We are part of the Royal Academy of Arts AttRAct Scheme which enables two students each year to work with the Royal Academy on numerous projects. We take students to visit many exhibitions and galleries. We offer life drawing classes and encourage students to enter competitions – recent students have had success with their work being exhibited on the Royal Academy of Arts online exhibition and at the Saatchi Gallery

Course content

You will work through a series of challenging themes with increasing independence, pursuing a personal and creative response. Experimentation is essential. The main focus will be on mixed media, varied types of printmaking and depending on the individual – constructed, fashion, interior design etc. Keeping a sketchbook as a visual and written diary is an essential part of the course; recording, research, planning, developing ideas with written and visual responses.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a sense of excitement about the visual world and have a grade B or above at GCSE. Candidates must submit a portfolio if they have not studied Art at GCSE or have not achieved a grade B or above and wish to be considered.


Edexcel 3650
The course comprises of four units
Coursework = 60%
Examination = 40%

AS Level

Unit 1 – Coursework

Unit 2 – Examination 8 hrs

A2 Level

Unit 3 – Coursework

Unit 4 – Examination 12 hrs

Future opportunities

You will create a portfolio of art work which will help you to gain a place to study on an Art Foundation course. This gives you experience in numerous disciplines and allows you to study on a specialist degree course. For example: Fashion Design, Illustration, and Photography.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 April 2015
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