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A Level Textiles

What’s it about?

  • Learners should be able to explore, research and acquire techniques and develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of textiles media. 
  • Learners should explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to textile design. Learners may use methods such as textile design, print and digital techniques to produce outcomes in visual, tactile and/or sensory forms. 
  • Learners in textile design are expected to demonstrate specialisation in particular media or processes to an appropriate depth of study. This can be achieved by working towards the extension and development of particular themes, ideas or issues. 
  • An important focus is on learners recording experiences and observations in stitch, textiles illustration, materials sampling and other forms.
  • Drawing skills should be understood and developed as appropriate to the ways of recording and communicating intentions, ideas and emotions in the context of textile design. 

Entry Requirements:

We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in textiles and at least a grade 5 at English GCSE.  




Mrs. S. Canavan – Director of Teaching and Learning

    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form


    Personal investigation (01)
    120 marks non-exam assessment
    60% of total A Level

    Externally set task (02)  
    80 marks 15 hours non-exam assessment
    40% of total A Level



    This course will help you to achieve employment in many industries including fashion and costume design, interior design, window dressing and many more.


    This course could lead to study of fashion, textiles, costume, fabric manufacture or art at degree level.


    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form Course List