A Level Course Fashion & Textiles

Students will be encouraged on this 2 year linear course to pursue their own lines of enquiry informed by guided cultural, contemporary and historical references. They will explore different types of Textiles in a range of specialist areas such as Printed Textiles, Colour Experimentation, Stitch and Manipulation and Fashion/Interior Design. This style of work will enable students to produce exciting, creative and innovative pieces. Students will show evidence of trying to extend their own work and others by seeing examples from different cultures and time periods.

Year 12:

Students will have to choose a theme to work from and create a body of work that takes them on their own independent and artistic journey.


  • Patterns in Nature
  • Treasured items
  • Edible Delights
  • Architectural Features
  • The Art of Decay

Year 13:

Students complete 2 Components of work (project based) within the year.

Component 1: Personal Investigation

Includes practical work in sketchbooks, final outcomes and a continuous written piece which are assessed as an integrated whole. The student dictates the focus of their area of study.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (ESA)

Starting point provided by the Exam Board. Preparatory work completed ahead of final outcomes, which are completed within 15 hours of supervised time.

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