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"The best thing about Textiles is the freedom that I have to explore my own ideas."

Rae, Sixth Form Textiles student

Textile Art

Why study this A Level subject?

The subject has always enjoyed exceptionally strong results and the end of year exhibition is always time for celebration. The investigative, analytical, creative, decision making and self-management skills learned in this subject are valued in many future degrees and careers.

Topics of study at A Level

The course introduces the processes, skills and concepts   used in Textile Design.  The emphasis is on the expressive and creative use of materials to create exciting textile based art work. Initially students are taught both traditional and contemporary techniques including silk screen printing, batik, felt making, hand-dyeing, heat manipulation and other constructed textile methods.

Opportunities beyond the classroom

We have regular visits to London and cultural centres abroad; recently we have been to Paris and Rome.

What this subject might lead to

Future degree or careers may include Textile Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Print Designer, Set-Production, Textile Technologist, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Product Design. Recent students have gone on to study at Central St Martin’s and other prestigious institutes. The transferable skills learnt in this subject are valued in many careers.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

A minimum of grade B at GCSE  is desirable, although not essential.

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