Broughton Hall Catholic High School - Sixth Form - Textiles

Key Information

Level: A Level
Examination Board: AQA
Subject Leader: Mrs Adamson

Entry Requirements

BTEC L2 Merit
GCSE Grade 5 / Level 2 Merit-Design technology or any Art & design technology subject

Why Choose this course?

Are you creative and imaginative? Do you enjoy exploring ideas and looking at things in a different way?

Do you enjoy making things?
A level Textiles will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the visual world, learning practical skills and responding to ideas and issues that are personnel to you.

Art and Design courses are flexible and stimulate creativity, offering a high degree of choice and a range of different media, processes and techniques


Have you ever wondered why so many creative people are successful in many different walks of life? Art and design courses give students the opportunity to produce a portfolio of work that they can show to prospective employers or use to help secure a place in higher education.

Creativity isn't only about pursuing artistic interests, it can also open the door to exciting career opportunities such as Textile design, costume and fashion design, fashion illustrator, theatre design and interior design. In addition academic Degree courses are keen to recruit students with art and design qualification, recent past students have achieved places on Accountancy , Buying , Business and Nursing degree courses.

Course Content

Year 12 Sept - March/ April
Development of Skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of A level.

Project 1 - Natural form project
Mark making
Design Research and Fabric development

Project 2 - Fashion illustration
Project 3 - Bodice Construction

Practical Exam 10 Hours - March

A Level Year 13
The A level coursework will be started March/ April
Personnel investigation - 60%

Response to an externally set task - preparation Jan - May
15 hours - Practical Exam - April 2022

Course Opportunities/ Activities

We are ideally placed and lucky to have access to a vast amount of top quality museums and art gallery's that support your study. We regularly run trips to local and national museums and art galleries in London , Manchester and Liverpool Art.

Support and Challenge

Students are supported by our open door policy which allows students to work in the department during their free periods . One to one tutorial, focused feedback with task lists and the support of our technical staff ensure that all students are supported to achieve their potential.

We challenge students to excel and have high expectations by ensuring that the wealth of industrial experience that our teachers have, in jobs prior to teaching is shared with the students. In addition we are in contact with past students now working in creative industry or currently studying design subjects at university who regularly come back to the department to share their experiences.

Student Comment

this is a great course, it helps you develop and expand your skills whilst letting you be as creative as you want. The staff are extremely helpful and will give you advice. It helped me progress in the future as it let me widen my skills and knowledge. I highly recommend.

I picked A level Textile's as it allows me to think creatively and independently within a calm and peaceful environment, whilst developing lifelong transferable skills.

I really enjoy A level Textiles as I can be as creative as I can be. The teachers are friendly and really understanding. This A level is best for me as it is mostly coursework and has no written exam, so I can show my creative ideas through my sketch book.

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