Textiles/Fashion A Level


Textiles/Fashion A Level

About the course

If you've done Art or Textiles at GCSE level and really want to get down to designing your own clothes and textile-based artworks, this hands-on course is the one for you. Learn about the history of clothes and fashion while creating your very own line.

International students:

  • Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
  • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

The first year of the course encourages experimentation. You will learn how to research and develop your own designs and create final pieces. You explore a wide range of techniques including dyed textiles, traditional and digital print, and embellishment using stitch, felting and mixed media.

Visits to museums and galleries will inspire you and develop your knowledge and understanding of fashion and textiles. In the second year students enjoy developing a personal response and honing their skills, resulting in a rich diversity of approaches on the course and ambitious final outcomes. A supportive, creative environment nurtures your individual talents and prepares you well for Higher Education.

Assessment is based on coursework and end of year exams.

80% of all City and Islington A Level students progress to Higher Education. This course is an ideal stepping stone to studying Fashion or Art at University or at Higher National Diploma level.


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The amount of help and support you get from the teachers here is incredible

Ryan Morrison

Ryan Morrison

Subjects: A Levels in Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Physics

Destination: BA in Animation at Ravensbourne

He said: “The amount of help and support you get from the teachers here is incredible. I was able to meet new people and experience new things and I am glad I chose Candi.

“I would really recommend the courses I studied. The atmosphere is very welcoming and there are many opportunities available for work experience. I used the careers team many times and received an incredible amount of help regarding my CV preparation, advice about universities as well as talks from various guests.”

Course information

Start date
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07 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
2 Years
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers
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A level entry requirements

A Level entry requirements

Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

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Sixth Form College

Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.