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Textiles GCE AS/A2 Level

Course aims

To provide you with the skills and techniques for research and development and the creation of printed fabrics.

Specific entry requirements

(To be read in conjunction with the General Entry Requirements.)

One of your GCSEs must be a grade B or higher in any Art and Design subject (preferably Textiles).

To study GCE A Level you must have achieved a grade D at AS Level.

Course content

GCE AS level                                                                   

Unit 1 - Practical coursework which will include research and the developmental stages of your work through to your final designs The course will develop your creativity and appreciation for producing textile designs for fashion and / or interiors.
You will research historic and contemporary practices to develop knowledge
and skills throughout the course.
Practical work will include print and dye methods, surface pattern
techniques, and constructed textiles for 2d and 3d outcomes.
Use of colour, scale, texture and repeats will also be included within
practical projects.

Unit 2 - Externally set assignment.  You will be given four weeks to produce your preparatory work for this exam.

GCE A2 Level

Unit 3 - Personal investigation which will include practical coursework will include research and the developmental stages of your ideas and concepts through to your final designs.

Unit 4 - Exam which usually lasts fifteen hours.  This will be spread over two days.  You will be given eight weeks to produce your preparatory work for this exam.

Course assessment

You will be assessed regularly throughout the year both formally and informally.  Practical observations, coursework and an externally set assignment will form the assessments.


Specialist textbooks and materials for fulltime students are supplied by Dudley Sixth, but some fabrics and textile materials will need to be provided by the student.


  • HND Fashion and Textiles
  • BA Hons at university
  • Employment in Textile Design, Manufacture or Fashion

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