AQA Design & Technology: Product Design (Textiles)
The A Level Textiles course allows students to build upon knowledge and skills previously learnt, while fostering creativity and allowing them to set their own design tasks. The course is split 50/50 between practical and theory work. Students will be expected to provide their own fabric for all projects during Lower and Upper 6th. In addition to fabrics, pupils may be asked to purchase extra components of sample fabrics for their development work.
Unit 1: TEXT 1, 2 hour written paper, 25% of the A Level
Unit 2: TEXT 2, Controlled Assessment, 25% of the A Level
Unit 3: TEXT 3, 2 hour written paper, 25% of the A Level
Unit 4: TEXT 4, Controlled Assessment, a written project, 25% of the A Level
Trips for Textiles in the Sixth Form
Each year there is a combined GCSE and A Level day trip to a Fashion or Textiles related establishment. Previous trips have visited the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London.
Co-curricular Activities for Textiles in the Sixth Form
Mrs Sharkey runs an afterschool session at least once a week for GCSE and A Level students. In addition, they are encouraged to use the Textiles room and CAD suite during their study time and at lunchtime.