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A LEVEL

Textiles

What is A Level Textiles?

Textiles is the study of developing and designing products and understanding the relationship between design, materials and manufacturing. If you are interested in industries such as fashion, arts and crafts, fine art, printed textiles, ceramics, fashion marketing or journalism, then studying A Level Textiles is a brilliant starting point.

What Will You Study?

Textiles is the study of developing and designing products and understanding the relationship between design, materials and manufacturing. If you are interested in industries such as fashion, arts and crafts, fine art, printed textiles, ceramics, fashion marketing or journalism, then studying A Level Textiles is a brilliant starting point.

What Next?

Many of our students choose to stay at Cardinal Newman to complete the one-year Foundation Art and Design course after completing their A Levels. Others have progressed straight on to university, with recent destinations including, Manchester Metropolitan University, London College of Fashion, Bath Spa University and Central St Martin’s London.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs, including at least a grade C in GCSE Art or a B in GCSE Textiles. Students who have studied Design Technology and/or Graphic Design will be subject to an interview with a portfolio of art work.

Course Type

A Level

Breakdown

Coursework: 60%             Exam: 40%

Interesting Face

In June of each year we offer a London residential to all Textiles students. In the past, students have visited the Alexander McQueen Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum and have been to see West End shows to gain insight into costume and textile design in professional productions.

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