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Fashion and Textiles AS Level at Gordano School

Course description

This refreshing Fashion and Textiles Design course has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of Design and Technology. It will also develop candidates’ capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Students will study and work with a wide variety of fabrics and components used in the design and making of fashion and textile products and will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the area of design and manufacture.

Course content

Written Exam (50% of AS Level) June
Students answer questions which are about materials, components and manufacturing commercial products.
Non-Exam Assessed Coursework (50% of AS Level)
Until February
35 hour design and make project in which the students are given a History of Fashion Brief. The project builds on practical skills and requires independent research, design
development, product manufacture and testing and evaluation.

Future opportunities

A Level Textiles; allows candidates to progress to higher levels of design such as fashion design, millinery and advertising at Universities around the UK. Studying Design and Technology can lead to many career opportunities including garment, footwear and
lingerie design, manufacture, industry buying, marketing and many other aspects of the design business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 January 2017

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