Key Stage 5

Exam Board: AQA

Contact: Mrs S. Swan or Miss J. Wint

Course Overview

This design course specialises in the use of fabric to design and make products. The course covers many areas such as designing and making, business and manufacturing, project management and data analysis, latest technologies, applied science and maths, CAD/CAM, and theoretical knowledge.

This course is flexible for university entry for many degrees in a very wide variety of subjects as the skills taught across the A Level are transferable and highly in demand, skills such as project management, creative thinking and critical analysis are all skills valued highly by employers. It is also desirable for anyone wanting a career within arts, in fashion, buying, design, trend forecasting and analysis and many more. It also provides a good route to foundation and degree courses.

Excellent support and guidance is on hand. The course is 50% non-exam assessment and 50% written exam.


Course Title:

A-level Fashion and Textiles

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Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include Maths and English Lang or Lit Grade 5; GCSE Textiles Grade 5 is desirable

Where can Textiles take me?

There are a wide variety of careers that this subject supports. Some examples include: fashion or textile design, marketing, journalism, teaching / lecturing, fashion or textile artist, costume designer and textile scientist.


A Level Assessment % of course
Component 1 - Personal Investigation Internally assessed - sketchbook and artist study 60%
Component 2 - Externally set assignment Externally assessed - fashion or textiles product 40%

If you have any questions or queries relating to the Technology curriculum please email headoftech@ecclesbourne.derbyshire.sch.uk for more information.