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A2 Level: Art and Design (Textiles) at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description


The aim of the course is to develop students’ technical skills whilst allowing them to explore and enhance their creative textile ability.  Students are encouraged to experiment with a range of materials, techniques and processes, including machine embroidery, appliqué, cut work, batik, needle felting, mirror work, quilting and bonding. The course incorporates a ‘fashion’ element and includes pattern adapting and cutting, and fashion drawing. Inspiration for Textiles derives from independent research of a variety of sources, including: first hand, contextual, artists and fashion designers.  From this, students are required to develop their own original ideas that support their own interests and personal ‘style’. Based on experimentation and exploration, students are required to carry out 2 final pieces in 2D and 3D form.  Current project starting points are based on the themes of ‘Organic’ and ‘World’ Textiles. This course is suitable for those students who are interested in a creative design based career, including textile design, mixed media textiles, printing, fashion and interior design.


Entry requirements


5 GCSE grades A*-C, including a grade C in a design subject




Unit 3 Personal Investigation = 25% of A Level

 Unit 4 Terminal Examination = 25% of A Level


Future opportunities

Whilst in Year 13, plan for your future there are three routes you could take; Art & Design Foundation Studies, Direct Entry to a Degree of your choice or Apprenticeship. What is a Foundation Course?

This is a course to prepare you for the Design degree of your choice. It is a 1 year Full Time Course of Study. It is the first year of a specialist Arts Education. On the course tutors help you explore and develop your skills: they will help you to find ‘yourself’ and apply for the right Design degree. After Foundation Year, you will have 3 years of specialised study on the course of your choice. IT DOES NOT MATTER which Art & Design A Levels you have studied.  The course will take your specialist skills into account.

Which Degree Course?

There are thousands of Design degrees you could study, ranging from:

Fashion & Textile Designers create designs for knitted, printed and woven textiles.

Fashion & Textile design can include designing: textiles for clothing and accessories, fabrics and furnishings, printed, paper-based products for the technical market, for example, clothing for oil rig workers.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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