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Textile Design AS/A2 Level (Modular) at Anglo European School

Course description

Textile design is a versatile discipline that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials and processes in order to produce fabrics for different end uses.


The course focuses on textiles for interiors, fine art textiles & fashion textiles. Students will work in one or more of these disciplines.

Throughout the lower sixth and until January of the upper sixth students work on their Personal Investigation. This constitutes 60% of the final grade.

In February of the Upper Sixth students receive the theme for their Externally Set Assignment. This constitutes the other 40% of the final grade and has two assessed components – preparatory studies and a 15 hour timed test.

For both the Personal Investigation and the Externally Set Assignment students begin by researching and recording ideas from a given theme. They then analyse and review their research. From this they develop ideas by exploring media and techniques and investigate artefacts produced by different artists & designers from a range of cultures; as well as their own. From these explorations students will produce final outcomes.

For the Personal Investigation students must also produce a written personal study of at least 1000 words of continuous prose.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE Art and Design and/or Textiles


At the end of the course students mount an exhibition of their Personal Investigation & Externally Set Assignment. It is internally & externally moderated.


The following criteria are used to assess the work and are weighted equally.


1. Skills

Technical manipulation of media; visual literacy, control of formal elements.

2. Recording and Research

Primary and secondary recording of visual reference material; research and understanding of contextual references, relevant to intentions.

3. The Creative Process

Exploring ideas, techniques and media, reviewing and refining throughout; generating ideas through investigation.

4. Outcome(s)

Bring together investigations in relation to creative intentions to realise final outcome(s).

Criterion 5 ONLY relates to the Personal Investigation Personal Study.

5. Written

Integrating critical analysis and contextual research with own ideas and practical investigations.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years