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Textiles AS Level at Nelson Thomlinson School

Course description

Course Content

Two practical products inspired by fashion and design of the 19th/20th Century. This Portfolio of work will include design ideas, research, and technical information. The written exam includes theory of textiles including fibres and fabrics, materials and components, industrial links, use of smart and technical fibres, and Product analysis.

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements but GCSE Textiles would be an advantage. 

Student Attributes:

• Students need to have an artistic flair and have a broad base of textiles skills.

• Potential candidates must possess adequate self-discipline with an ability to work  independently on long term projects.

• They must be enthusiastic, inquisitive and prepared to solve problems.



Unit 1 – TEXT1 Materials, Components and Application 

50% of AS

2 hour written paper 

Unit 2 – TEXT2 Learning through Designing and Making

Two project portfolio approach 

50% of AS

Coursework – approximately 50 hours


Future opportunities

A-Level Textiles can lead on to a BA degree in fashion design, theatre and costume design, textile design, fashion marketing and business, fashion journalism or a BSc. degree in textile technology, textile technology and design, marketing, textile manufacturing/engineering.

It can also be useful for a wide range of jobs in fashion and technical clothing production, pattern cutters, machinists, quality managers, brand managers, interior designers, printed/woven fabric manufacture, innovative yarn and knitwear production. Also, careers in the media, education, TV and theatre costume design, retail industry, conservation and restoration of textiles, marketing, buying, and journalism. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson Thomlinson School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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