textiles

A Level Art and Design - Textiles

Exam Board
AQA
Entry requirements
C grade or above in Art and/or Textiles (or 9 - 1 equivalent)
What will I study?
Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of textile design, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

• printed and/or dyed fabric and materials
• constructed textiles
• art textiles
• Installed textiles.
Assessment
Portfolio/ personal study = 60%
Exam = 40%
What skills will I gain?
• Elements of textile design, such as shape, line, scale, colour, texture and pattern.
• Work to a brief or answer a need in the chosen area(s) of textile design
• Gain appreciation of the relationship of form and function.
• Learn to create using of a variety of textile methods, such as: fabric printing, mono-printing, relief printing, screen printing, tie-dye and batik; spraying and transfer; fabric construction; stitching, appliqué, patchwork, padding, quilting and embroidery.
Studying beyond the classroom 
Each week you will need to commit to at least 3 hours independent work
Future pathways
Degree courses in Textiles design, Fashion, graphics, theatre and set design or similar apprenticeships