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Textiles AS Level at The Billericay School

Course description

Textiles technology is an extremely broad subject which allows you to develop a variety of key skills. There is a strong focus on designing, making and the application of textiles theory.

Course content

1. Core technical principles
2. Core designing and making principles
3. Additional specialist knowledge
1. Core technical principles
2. Core designing and making principles
3. Additional specialist knowledge.
Both courses will allow Students to investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice.
The course also includes elements of math and science to reflect industry practice. For example, students will learn equations to calculate how much material is required for a particular design. This new A-level will enable students to learn about some of the most influential and iconic designers and movements to demonstrate the history of the industry and its importance within our society.


Entry requirements

C grade in textiles or Art GCSE


This course is one of the new linear A levels.

All examinations will take place at the end of the course.

50% practical coursework
50% external exams
The AS qualification is completely separate.

Future opportunities

This course has been created to develop the capacity to design and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. The study of textiles can be successfully combined with business, art, or fashion. It can lead to a career in fashion or fabric design, interior design, fashion buying and merchandising, or garment technology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 January 2017
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    • The size of our Sixth Form gives us greater resources than smaller institutions and this means we are more able to offer a wider range of subject and course combinations at A level & BTEC level 3.

      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.