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Design & Technology: Textiles Technology AS/A2 Level at Christleton High School

Course description


This course will appeal to both male and female students with an interest in the colour, texture, appearance and uses of fabrics and other textile materials. We love to enrol students who enjoy designing and experimenting with fabric and textile products. It is suitable for students who want a career in the art, design or textile industries or, alternatively, the AS one-year course is ideal for someone to add breadth to the rest of their studies.

Our students are self-motivated and capable of working independently or as part of a team. They need to be able to work within an informal yet supportive structure so that they can tailor the course to their individual needs.

Course content


Aims of the Course

• To develop innovation and creativity in the creation of high quality, marketable fashion and textiles products

• To develop an understanding of the wide spectrum of textile industries

• To develop thorough knowledge regarding materials and processes used during textile product manufacture

• To provide the foundation of skills needed in all aspects of the textile industry

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A* - C. You should have at least grade C in a related Design & Technology course. You do not need to have completed GCSE Textiles to embark on this course.



‘AS’ level: Two units consisting of one design portfolio unit where you design and make a product and one theoretical unit that develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for manufacture. Students work on individual design briefs according to their own interests, thus enabling the individual flair of all students to shine.

‘A2’ level : Two units are completed to extend the work covered at ‘AS’ level. The two units consist of one client-based coursework design portfolio and one theory unit which is examined.

Future opportunities


Textile designer, Fashion designer, Fashion buyer, Textile artist, Fashion retailing, Costume designer, 3D Artist, Marketing, Teaching, Consumer and Retail Management, Fibre/Garment/Fabric Technologist, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Product Development, International Textile Marketing and Management, Textile Science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years