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.
- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
- In addition, you will must have at least a grade C in GCSE Art and Design or GCSE Textiles Technology.
- 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.
The amount of help and support you get from the teachers here is incredible
Subjects: A Levels in Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Physics
Destination: BA in Animation at Ravensbourne
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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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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.