KS5 DT Fashion and Textiles

Key Stage 5

What do I need to study this course?

It is advantageous for students who wish. To study this course to have a 9-4 grade in Design and Technology or Art. However, a keen interest in designing and making textile products, good making and technical skills along with a passion to work in the Fashion and Textile industry are important too.

What does the course involve?

This qualification is linear, with Assessments including:

  • 2 exam papers about technical, design and making principles which will contribute 50% of the final grade.
  • A substantial design and make task over 45 hours worth 50% of the final grade.

What's assessed?

Practical application of core technical principles, core designing and making principles and additional specialist knowledge.

Exam Board – AQA

Studying A Level Fashion and Textiles will equip you with an awareness and understanding of the nature and uses of fabrics and textile designs for fashion and interiors  as well as gaining skills in garment construction, fabric manipulation and fabric decoration such as batik, screen printing, heat transfer printing, dye, stitch and embroidery.You will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers. The course will help you to develop key transferable skills in project planning, time management, problem solving and creative thinking that are invaluable for a wide range of careers

You will study the technical advances in the use of modern fabrics and technologies in fashion and the importance of branding and marketing fashion products along with learning about recent and past fashion designers and their influence on street fashion and culture.

What next?

The U.K. has a thriving fashion industry and there are many degree courses that this A level can lead into such as Fashion Design, Fashion Management,Fashion and Textile Technology, Fashion Marketing,Textile Design, Footwear Design and Fashion Buying. The course content will equip you with the necessary skills to enter employment in the design industry.

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Leeds
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