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Textiles A Level at Burlington Danes Academy

Course description

Students will cover a range of different topics relating to Photography and will have the chance to specialise in their chosen media. These will include the following:

· Fashion Design and Textiles

 · Costume Textiles

· Printed/ dyed fabric and materials

· Garment constructed textiles

· Interior design and wallpaper

· Knitted Textiles

Entry requirements

·At least 6 A*-B grades at GCSE including English and Maths (grades 5 and above).

· Students on this pathway will take 3 A' levels, studying linear courses for 2 years.

· Students need to achieve at least a B at GCSE in their chosen A' Level subjects, or closely related subjects (e.g. English and Science grades are used for Psychology entry. See subject-specific entry requirements)

 · Minimum of 4 B grades required not including BTEC or vocational equivalents

Key skills required to complete this course

An enjoyment for experiencing and creating textiles and design

Creativity and imagination

Confident drawing skills and ability to present work

Good analytical and compositional skills

Ability to plan and make best use of time

Ability to adapt to working in new ways and with new techniques


Component 1: Portfolio (September – end of January) – 60% AS The Coursework portfolio for Y12 comprises the Summer project, a workshop based project workbook and an extended project where students explore ideas, techniques and create a final outcome.

Component 2: External Set Assignment (Feb-May) Preparatory period + Supervised exam 10 hours – 40% AS A more personal project created in response to a brief chosen from 8 the exam board will give you. 

Future opportunities

This course will provide you with a creative base after which you can go onto an Undergraduate or Foundation course in Fashion Design, Textiles Design, Illustration, and Interior Design and also allows you onto a range of creative degree courses as varied as Journalism and Advertising, Product Design or Publicity. If you are taking two science/humanities, taking A-Level Textiles alongside is an excellent way to present yourself as an interesting and diversely talented student/applicant.


Further information

Key tips for success

Success depends on students working independently on their sketchbooks at home and willing to stay in the Textiles room to finish off work afterschool. Students should also want to find out about other designers and visit exhibitions. All deadlines must be met and every task fully completed to ensure the whole portfolio addresses all the Assessment Objectives.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burlington Danes Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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