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A Level Design and Technology Textiles at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Course description

Textiles is an exciting course that explores the many aspects of the fashion industry and use of fabrics. Focus lies with the creative aspects, lessons will be interactive and vibrant, providing a stimulating experience to learn and develop skills in areas of designing and making. We will explore a range of topics throughout the AS year; students will be able to enjoy working towards completing their coursework and assessed garments

Course content

Unknown at the moment, but in the past it has been:

The course is made up of 2 Units:

Unit 1 - Materials, Components and Applications (50% of AS, 2 hour written paper)


Unit 2  - Design and make a product of your choice (50% of AS, 50 hours approximately of coursework)

Entry requirements

Students should have a design based GCSE, such as textiles, art, graphics or product design, at C grade or above, will be viewed favorably. 

Future opportunities

• The textiles industry is the UK’s sixth largest manufacturing sector, the market value reaching over £170 billion last year alone. Supporting this sector requires a steady supply of creative individuals who can design and develop new fashion and interior products. The scope of a future in textiles ranges from fashion forecasting, designing and fabric technologists through to pattern cutting, marketing and retail.

• Students will be able to go on to study a design related course at Degree Level, while others could choose a foundation course before specialising in a particular area of design.

• Textiles offer a great opportunity to learn and develop an interest in fashion and textiles. The course is demanding, but exciting. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years