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Art & Design Textiles at Townley Grammar School

Course description

In order to take A Level Art & Design Textiles not only do you need to be creative and have a passion for Art, Fashion and Textiles you also need to have excellent organisational skills, be motivated and have the ability to work independently to meet coursework deadlines.

Course content

Year 12

The Year 12 course has been designed to allow students to develop their skills and techniques, whilst broadening their knowledge and understanding of Textile & Fashion design.

Students are introduced to a wide variety of experiences exploring a range of textile media, techniques and processes, such as distressing; heat manipulation and fusing. Candidates will produce practical and one portfolio unit, the grades of which will be used as their UCAS predicted grade.

The A2 Personal Investigation unit will start at the end of Year 12

Year 13

The A2 course is made up of two further units:

- Personal Investigation supported by a written element, worth 25% of the A level.

- Externally set assignment, including 15 hours of supervised exam time. Worth 25% of the A Level

Entry requirements

B in GCSE Art Textiles or Textiles Technology or A in GCSE Art & Design or Fine Art if Textiles not taken.

A student must have achieved both of the following:

  • A minimum of 7 full course A* - C grade GCSEs including English and Mathematics
  • An average (mean) point score of 45 or above taking only full course GCSEs into consideration


Future opportunities

Fashion Design, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing, Journalism, Merchandising, Fashion Promotion (PR), Fashion Buying, Store Management, Garment Technologist, Fashion Art & Graphic Design, Costume Design, Knitting Technician, Colour Technologist, Digital Print Designer, Swimwear/Lingerie Designer (Contour Fashion).

Further information

Students will be expected to visit museums, galleries and various exhibitions to gather primary research that will inspire their coursework. Although the school supplies many materials and an extensive range of resources, students will be required to purchase their own fabric, sketchbooks and a range of drawing materials.

London College of Fashion & Central St Martins - Foundation Diploma in Art and Design plus two ‘A’ level passes at grade C or above in the preferred subjects of Design/Art/English. A creative portfolio will also be required at interview.

Loughborough University (School of Arts) – Foundation Diploma in Art and Design plus ABB from 3 A levels in the preferred subjects of Design. A creative portfolio is required at interview. Recent graduates are presently employed as designers in major national and international fashion and interior companies.

Manchester Metropolitan University & Nottingham Trent University – 280 UCAS tariff points (BBC or ABD). A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design would also be considered alongside your A levels. These requirements are based upon BA (Hons) Fashion Design courses. Other fashion and textile related courses may differ.

De Montfort University – Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. 280 UCAS tariff points or BTEC extended diploma. A creative portfolio will be required at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Townley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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