A Level Fashion & Textiles
A Level Fashion and Textiles offers students an exciting opportunity to develop skills in textile processes and apply them to Fashion, Textile Art and Interior outcomes. You will gain a thorough understanding of the following techniques: drawing, mark making, machine embroidery, dyeing, screen-printing, weaving, crochet, macramé, fabric manipulation and heat-printing. Alongside these textile processes you will develop skills in constructing fashion garments.
Course Specific Trips & Visit
The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips to galleries, fashion shows, workshops and artist/designer studios. We also have talks in College from visiting speakers, including a variety of local designers and artists.
Many of our students go on to study Fashion at Art College or University and do courses including:
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Styling and Promotion
• Fashion Buying and Merchandising
• Fashion Textiles (embroidery, knit or print)
• Interior Design
• Textile Design
• Surface Design
• Foundation course in Art and Design
Entry Requirements & Assessment
Students wishing to include A Levels in their programme need to have (or expect to achieve) at least five GCSE passes, with at least two at Grade 5 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme.
Students should also meet the following minimum GCSE requirement:
- Grade 4 in Art or relevant Design Technology GCSE and Grade 5 if taking 2 Art courses
Students who do not have a GCSE (or equivalent) in Art and Design or Textiles will be considered on the basis of a portfolio review.
Component 1: Personal Investigation 60% including an Essay
Component 2: Externally set assignment 40% including a 15 hour practical exam
The exam board for Art A Level is EDUQAS (WJEC).
What goes well with this course?
This course works well alongside other creative subjects, humanities and business. If students intend to progress into a career in Creative Industries good combinations are A Level Photography, Graphic Design or Fine Art or BTEC Art & Design.
- BTEC Level 2 Award in Art & Design
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design
- Graphic Design A Level
- Art A Level
How To Apply
Applications for entry September 2020. The application form for the academic year 2019-2020 is available to complete online here.
Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.
Get in touch
Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282
Coulsdon Sixth Form College