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Textiles AS level at Edmonton County School

Course description

If students are creative, persistent and can use their initiative, AS Textiles is a practical course that can open up the students’ potential.  Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of  media, processes and techniques.  Students must show evidence in one or more of the areas of study (Fashion design/textiles, costume,  digital textiles,  printed/dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed and installed textiles)

Course content

AS Textiles is designed to encourage a broad approach to Textiles. Work produced will demonstrate the use of formal elements, creative skills and give visual form to individual thoughts, feelings, observations and ideas.  Students will be expected to visit galleries on their own, with the school and attend life drawing class.

Component 1:

Architectural Features project 30% of AS

Head Adornment project 30% of AS 

Component 2:                                                  

Students choice of one starting point question (choice of 5) 40% of AS

Entry requirements

A*-B GCSE in Textiles, Product Design, Art and Photography


Component 1: Portfolio  of work   

Project times set by centre 

96 marks   (4 Assessment objectives) 

60% of AS 

Component 2: Externally set assignment

Preparatory  period + 10 hours supervised time

96 marks  (4  Assessment Objectives)                                

40% of AS

Future opportunities

Complete a Foundation Art course before commencing onto a full Textiles or Fashion degree course. Textiles can lead to a variety of careers in the creative Industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September