Design & Technology: Fashion & Textiles A level
- GCSE Art & Design Fine Art Grade 6 or above
- GCSE Art & Design 3DD Grade 6 or above
- GCSE Design & Technology Grade 6 or above
As well as a passion for developing new sewing skills.
A-level Fashion & textiles follows the same structure as seen in GCSE Design & Technology but goes much further delving deeper into the fashion and textiles industry. While not a requirement to have taken GCSE Design & Technology, many of the design structures learned are built upon. Fashion & Textiles will encourage a deeper understanding of design, using key textile materials as well as build upon core skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and practical skills as well as increase understanding of key theory principles. This course can be used to further your design education through higher education and for employment in a wide range of areas.
AQA A-Level Design & Technology: Fashion & Textiles, (603/1104/6)
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Over a two year course students will learn a number of theory topics ranging from fashion marketing, design theory, materials and fibres, the work of others and health & safety. As well as learning a range of theory topics students will also prepare for their Independent Non-Examination Assessment (NEA) project through a series of smaller projects that focus around building skills and a body of portfolio work. The theory topics can be catagorised into two main groups: Technical principles and Design & making principles. Students will study the social, cultural, environmental and economic influences of design & technology.
How will I be assessed?
2 theory papers and 1 NEA project.
The two theory papers will make up 50% of the final grade with the NEA project making up the final 50%.
All components of this qualification are submitted at the end of the course.
Who to speak to for more information:
Elizabeth Hammond, Head of Design & Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org