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Textiles: A Level

course specification

A Level Textiles will help you to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a creative way, using your knowledge and skills in the materials and methods of creating art, with a focus on both fine art and textile techniques

You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that:

  • Is increasingly sought after by creative employers
  • Develops your skills and ability in different aspects of Textiles
  • Will enable your knowledge and understanding of art to grow
  • Allows you to develop your own artistic abilities, confidence and career

exam board



  • AS Level Stand Alone Qualification
  • Component 1: Portfolio – No time limit
  • Component 2: Externally set Assignment – Preparatory Period and 10 hour exam

A Level qualification

  • Component 1: Personal Investigation – no time limit and includes written material, A personal study of between 1000 and 3000 words
  • Component 2: Externally set assignment – Preparatory period plus 15 hour exam

entry criteria

5 A*-C grades in any subjects

trips & visits

The knitting and stitching show

The V&A Museum (or equivalent)

higher education

A foundation course leading to BA (Honours) in Art & Design/ Fine Art Design at a university including; Graphics, Textiles, Photography, Film & Video, Television, Set Design, Fashion, Printing, Advertising, Exhibition Design, Art History Curating, Industrial Design.


Fashion Design, Costume design for film and performance, interior design

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject?

Ms Welsh