Art and Design: Textiles Design

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Tx
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level Art and Design: Textiles aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully progess onto higher or further education courses in Fashion and Textiles or other Art disciplines. 


The course requires students to make in-depth personal and imaginative responses to a given theme. Students use research and problem-solving to independently develop ideas. Analysis of visual imagery helps students to interpret visual language and use it to communicate complex and personal concepts. 

This course consists of two components: 

• Component 1 which makes up 60% of the mark is in two parts: Practical work and Personal study. 

• Component 2 is the externally set assignment, which makes up 40% of the mark. 

For both components, sketchbook work needs to be informed, purposeful and extensive.  Students must carry out focused independent research, from primary source investigation, exploration and experimentation, before developing their final outcomes. 

Independent work is demanding and students must be prepared to be hard-working and innovative risk takers. 

Entry requirements

General entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above.


GCSE Art & Design Grade 5 or above 

Your next steps...

This course can lead onto a wide range of Art and Design degree courses at university. In the past our students have gone on to study courses in Fashion: Design, Buying and Management, Styling, Tailoring, Communication and Textile: Design, Print, Surface Design, as well as Make-up Design, Costume Design, History of  Fashion and many more.