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A Level Textiles at Theale Green School

Course description

This course will help you to develop both design and practical skills for all areas of textiles including surface decoration, construction techniques and fashion design. It will enable you to develop an appreciation of artists and designers for fashion and textiles.

Course Structure

50% coursework is one unit per year, with a skills based project at the start of the course to introduce students to a wide range of techniques for textiles and fashion. A coursework topic will be set in the second term where students will be required to research, develop and design for an end product/fashion garment. 50 % exam unit lasts for a minimum of one full term. It is similar in nature to the coursework project however the brief is set by the exam board and there will be a timed exam.

The A2 coursework is accompanied by a written assignment of approximately 1000-3000 words where students are to critically present and evaluate their coursework project in the context of existing artists and designers.

Lessons include a range of practical activities, including techniques to embellish and colour fabrics, constructing and manipulating fabrics and drawing for design. Students will be taught to use the computer as a designing tool and how to combine ideas for maximum effect. Students will be introduced to artists and designers as appropriate to their individual projects. Presentation and evaluation skills are also considered. Students will be encouraged to develop original and innovative designs, developing and expressing their own personal signature style.

Types of study include independent learning, first and second hand research, creative development of ideas and samples and the realisation of a final draft.

Entry requirements

A strong interest in textiles/fashion.Grade C or above in Textiles, Technology or Art GCSE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years