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A Level Design Technology (Textiles) at Bournemouth School for Girls

Course description

The main aim of this course is to develop an awareness of, and to study in depth, the nature and use of Textiles and provide the opportunity to study further the scientific, historical and cultural or commercial aspects of the subject.

Product Design is an interdisciplinary subject which is student focused. It is designed to be either a complementary subject to Art & Design/Theatre Studies/Media/Business or a contrasting subject to demonstrate breadth and balance.


Course content

AS Level

UNIT 1 Description of Subject Content

Materials, Components and Application
This paper is based primarily on Materials and Components.
Consisting of three sections:-
- Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions.
- Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two.
- Section 3 contains one compulsory question.


UNIT 2 Description of Subject Content

Learning Through Designing and Making
Written (or electronic) design portfolio
Candidate Record Form and Manufactured outcome(s).
Coursework may take a number of forms; a single design and make project, two smaller projects and/or a portfolio of work.

A2 Level


UNIT 3 Description of Subject Content

Design and Manufacture
This paper is based primarily on Design and Manufacture. Consisting of two sections with a choice of three questions from six.
Candidates are required to answer one question from each section and also a final question from either section.


UNIT 4 Description of Subject Content

Design and Making Practice
Written (or electronic) design folder, Candidate Record Form and Manufactured outcome(s).
Candidates submit evidence of a single substantial designing and making activity.

Entry requirements

Students with enthusiasm and a keen interest to work with fabric and multimedia materials. Previous experience in Textiles is not essential. A GCSE in any Design Technology area is an advantage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bournemouth School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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