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Textiles at Wickersley School and Sports College

Course description

This subject is offered in Option Block A

Textiles at Wickersley is a really creative course. If you pick A Level Textiles at Wickersley you will explore a variety of Fashion and Textile techniques using a range of methods and materials.

Course content


You will learn to develop skills across a range of area(s) of Textile Design including:

  • Fashion
  • Printed and dyed fabric and materials (mono-printing, relief printing and/or screen printing)
  • Tie-dye, batik, spraying, transfer printing
  • Domestic textiles and wallpaper
  • Interior design
  • Constructed Textiles
  • Textile installation
  • Pattern cutting skills and dressmaking techniques
  • Drawing
  • Stitching (appliqué, patchwork, padding, quilting and/or embroidery)

You will also develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in Textile Design
  • How historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres have developed and influenced fashion and textiles
  • How fashion and textiles relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were created
  • Continuity and change in different styles, genres and traditions relevant to Textile Design

Students have the opportunity to go on a number of visits, including a visit to the Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate, and The Clothes Show Live at the NEC in Liverpool.

Students are expected to display their work in an end of year exhibition in the Textiles Gallery in the summer.



Students develop their own personal independent study in an area of particular interest. They work on a self-negotiated and independent creative project and write an extended essay on a subject of their choice.

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for entry into the Sixth Form is 5 4 grades including Maths and English, although there are specific entry requirements for some of our option subjects.

A student’s suitability for their chosen subjects will also be taken into account, even if they meet the 5 4 grades threshold.

Applicants will need to have a proven record of good or excellent effort and attendance in Year 11 in order to qualify for a place, verified by a suitable reference.


Assessment is 60% coursework based and 40% exam based. Both include practical production of a final piece and sketchbook work.

Future opportunities

Studying A Level Textiles can lead to a wide range of higher education and employment routes in Fashion and Textiles, including Fashion Design, Print Design, Pattern and Surface Design, Contour Design, Fashion Marketing and Styling, Costume Design and Fashion Photography.

Further information

Please consult our Option Blocks before making your selection.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2018
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