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Fashion and Textiles

Course Details
Dept - Design & Technology
Type of Qualifcation - AS / A2
Exam Board - AQA

Additional Entry Requirements -
Minimum Grade 6 GCSE recommended

Course Content
A-Level Fashion & Textiles requires students to engage in both practical and theoretical study.

The course specification is split into three sections.
Style of Assessment
Paper 1: Core technical principles (25%)
In this 2 hour paper you will be tested on the core aspects of designing and making.

Paper 2: Specialist knowledge (25%)
In this unit you will be tested on the specialist knowledge of fashion & textiles.

Non-exam assessment (NEA) (50%)

In this unit you will undertake a substantial design & make task in your chosen specialist area. The context of the task will be set by AQA and the actual problem supplied by a client.
Whose kind of course?
Learning about Fashion & Textiles strengthens learner´s critical thinking and problem solving skills within a creative environment, enabling them to develop and make prototypes/products that solve real problems.

Stretch and challenge – Aiming for A*
As a fashion designer, you will learn the skills to design and make all aspects of products, using the latest materials, smart materials, desktop publishing software and computer aided manufacture.
Career Prospects
Studying Fashion & Textiles can lead to further Degree studies and careers in Fashion design, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Marketing and Project Management. It will also provide you with the skills to present your work more effectively in all aspects of your education and life. In addition, it will provide you with the skills to think creatively and independently to overcome real–life problems.