Textiles/Fashion A Level
About the course
On this creative course you develop your drawing, research, design and textiles skills. You will learn about artists and designers while exploring techniques and creating your own designs.
• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language
• Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
• Grade 5 or above in GCSE Art and Design or an art and design related subject
• Students will be assessed on individual merit/suitable portfolio of work if a GCSE has not been taken in Art and Design or an art and design related subject
• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
This practical design course takes a broad experimental approach to a range of textiles practices including dye, print, digital, stitch and embellishment. Through a series of creative projects you learn how to develop ideas by engaging with drawing and research, how to create textiles samples and realize your ideas into final outcomes. Learning about artists, designers and textiles from diverse cultures will underpin your independent projects and trips to exhibitions will inspire your ideas.
Final assessment is made up of 60% coursework and 40% externally set assignment.
The course has a successful progression record to both Art Foundation Diplomas and Design related courses (including fashion design, tailoring, textile design, interior architecture, fashion management and fashion merchandising). University of the Arts, London (UAL), Ravensbourne and City and Islington College (Centre for Business, Arts and Technology) are popular destinations for our students.
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.
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.