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Textiles/Fashion A Level at St Ivo School

Course description

This course aims to develop: • Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers • Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills • Aesthetic understanding and critical judgment • Knowledge and understanding of fashion and textiles; both the contemporary and the historical.

Course content

The A level Textiles course consists of two components, both teacher assessed and externally moderated. Component 1 Title: Personal Investigation Component 2 Title: Externally Set Assignment.

Entry requirements

Entry to St Ivo Sixth Form is dependent on attitude to learning and behaviour as well as examination performance. This is set out in a separate document called “Sixth Form Entry Requirements” which is available on the school website. Some subjects will also have subject specific requirements.

Financial information

It is advantageous to be able to work with a sewing machine at home, but it is not essential. However, it is very important to be equipped with a box of textile tools and materials. Some expenditure will also be required for the purchase of sketch books and printing costs.

Future opportunities

Students wishing to study textile design and fashion in higher education or ultimately pursue a career in art and design or a related field would usually progress to an art foundation course. However, there are some students who prefer to take direct entry into university. There are many career opportunities in art and design and therefore it would be advisable to seek proper professional careers advice. An A level in textile design is excellent preparation for higher education courses in subjects such as Fashion Design, Textiles, Interior Design, Fine Art, Illustration, Photography etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ivo School directly.

Last updated date: 15 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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    • St Ivo School is situated in the town of St Ives. The sixth form offers nearly 40 subjects at a variety of levels and produces excellent exam results leading to students achieving their higher education and employment outcomes.