The AS Level / A Level Textiles is a two-year, full-time course located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA) designed for students with an interest in learning textile related skills that you will study alongside two other A Levels. Textiles is an ever-evolving art form that is proving popular in the creative world as a credible medium to express an artist’s views and interpretations of the world in which we live. Students will experience a wide range of textile workshops to gain the relevant skills needed for the course.
These include a selection of traditional and contemporary processes including a variety of printing techniques, paper-making, felt-making, hand and machine stitch, image transfer, rag-rugs, dyeing, batik, fabric manipulation and many more. Each student will be given the opportunity to explore these techniques through their individual preferences of textiles, fashion or accessories.
This experimental process will evolve through creating a sketchbook that will develop a range of skills from drawing, gathering relevant primary and secondary research, analysis of work produced and the work of others, producing individual textile samples and creating a series of professional and exclusive outcomes.
Applying for AS Levels or A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying. Complete the online application form, where you will be asked to specify your other two choices. Then book an Interview appointment to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices.
A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and/or Welsh. GCSE Textiles/Art recommended or satisfactory portfolio of artwork.
Successful completion of the programme may lead to further studies in Textiles, Fashion Design, Marketing at higher education or employment within the fashion and advertising/media industries.
This subject combines well with AS/A Level Graphic Design, Photography, Art and Design, Film Studies, Communication Studies, English and Languages.