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Fashion and Textiles A Level at Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form

Course description

Why study this subject at Hayesfield?

Fashion is the largest employer of all the UK’s creative industries. The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 797,000 jobs and its direct value to the UK economy is estimated at £26bn.

Hayesfield is the only Sixth Form in Bath offering Fashion and Textiles. Students here have access to state of the art facilities and specialised teaching with dedicated technician support in a bespoke Sixth Form space.

100% of candidates securing places on Art Foundation courses, degree courses, further education courses or apprenticeships

100% enjoyment! Why would you go elsewhere?!... 

Course content

Historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology.

Enjoying opportunities to put their learning into practice by producing wonderful products of your choice.

You will use creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering your own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Textiles. 


The course is assessed across three areas:

Technical Principles

Designing and Making Principles

Specialist Knowledge

50% NEA (coursework)

50% Exam at the end of the course.

Future opportunities

Design and Art-related courses in higher education

Further information

This subject works well with

All design subjects, including Art.


Extra/Super curricular activities

The Clothes Show visit.

Mulberry Factory visit.

American Museum visit.

Attend all local university degree shows.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017

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