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Design and Technology (Fashion and Textiles) A Level at Burford School and Community College

Course description

The WJEC Eduqas ‘A’ Level in Fashion and Textiles offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for learners to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products. Fashion and Textiles is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. This specification encourages learners to use creativity and imagination when applying iterative design processes to develop and modify designs, and to design and make prototypes that solve real world problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, aspirations and values.

Course content

Fashion and Textiles in the 21st Century
Single written examination in the following endorsed area:
• fashion and textiles
The examination includes a mix of structured and extended writing
questions assessing learners’ knowledge and understanding of:
• technical principles
• designing and making principles
• fashion and textiles
along with their ability to:
• analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in fashion and textiles
Written Paper – 3 hours
Externally assessed
Design and Make Task:
A sustained design and make project, based on a brief developed by the
candidate, assessing the candidate’s ability to:
• identify, investigate and outline design possibilities
• design and make prototypes
• analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in fashion and textiles
80 hours
Internally assessed and moderated by
WJEC visiting moderato

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE Textiles.

Future opportunities

Sketchbook, lever arch file, fine line pens, marker pens, colouring pencils, range of drawing pencils and a carrying case for your portfolio.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burford School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2017