Course name & exam board
AQA Product Design (Textiles route 1561) - legacy qualification. .
Exam board = AQA
Key contact for interested students
Mrs Emma Rhodes (Textiles teacher) or Miss Jane Buck (Head of Technology).
Details of what the course covers
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A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential. Click here.
A-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles is a creative and thought-provoking qualification which gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries. Students will gain a real experience of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.
Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of textile media and techniques using a variety of equipment throughout the Design and Technology department. This includes CAD and CAM equipment such as specialist software, sewing machines and laser cutters.
Educational visits have included: New Designers; The Clothes Show Live; the Victoria and Albert Museum and London Fashion Week.
The course leads to a range of degree level courses, such as, Fashion/Textiles Design/Marketing, Education, Fabric Technology, Retail, Illustration, and Theatre.
The course is assessed through two exam units, worth 50% of the qualification and one coursework unit, which is also worth 50% of the qualification.