This course incorporates a range of traditional and modern textile techniques and specialisms. Students will work from either visual starting points, themes or design briefs, to produce personal responses. The course builds on experience and skills developed at GCSE level. You will study/ have the opportunity to study from the following specialisms – fashion, printed and dyed textiles, constructed textiles, installed or expressive textiles.
Course content and assessment
Extending your experience
This course will be based within the Sixth form centre, in modern studio space with access to specialist textiles equipment and exhibition spaces. Students will have the opportunity to use equipment within the DT/Textiles area to extend and develop their knowledge and skills. We also plan study trips both abroad, nationally and locally to visit galleries, museums and exhibitions.
The course requires students to have achieved a grade B or higher at GCSE, but we will consider any motivated and enthusiastic student. You do not have to have studied textiles at GCSE to take this course.
Where will this course take me?
There are many areas to choose from, Fashion design and Accessories, Printed textiles including block and screen printing, Dyed textiles including batik and silk painting, Constructed textiles including knit, weave and embroidery and Installed textiles for commercial or domestic settings. It supports careers in many areas of fashion and interior design (mens, womens and children's) Textile designer, Fashion or Interior or gift products, Shoe or Accessory designer, Window dresser, Stylist, Teaching, Buyer/ Merchandiser, Pattern cutter, working in fashion retail, Fashion journalist or Photographer, Theatre or Costume designer.