A Level

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Textiles, A-Level HF-FATEAL-D(0000)000

Havant Campus

Type of study
A Levels, Full Time

Academic Year 2021-22 (2 years)

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This exciting course is perfect for those wishing to explore their creativity in this inspiring, broad and dynamic subject.

Textiles is taught in a studio-based environment within the Art Department. We encourage you to be inquisitive, experimental and confident with your ideas. You will be developing your own responses to challenging and stimulating assignments. Trips are organised to see both contemporary and historical exhibitions as part of your research for coursework.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics.


Year one is workshop based and you will develop your skills in creating structure, surface pattern, free machine embroidery, dyeing, garment design and making.  You will be set assignments which encourage you to combine your skills, recording your processes in sketchbooks and creating inspiring outcomes.

 Year Two consists of two main components:

Component one : The Personal Investigation – 60% This component of work consists of a major in-depth contextual and practical based project that enables you to further develop your ideas and interests in Textiles. Your practical work is supported by a minimum of 1000 words, which can be presented in a variety of ways.  You will produce sketchbooks including research work which will be assessed alongside fabric samples leading to a final outcome.

Component two (40%): This component requires you to produce preparatory work in response to set questions, research, experiment, develop ideas and plan a self-directed outcome. You will need to create an informed and competent response within a controlled test environment.

Your work is assessed individually in tutorial sessions, group discussion and formally by component submissions. Final assessments are moderated by the exam board.

Foundation Pre–Degree, University Degree course, Apprenticeship, Industry employment, self-employment.

The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.

Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student

Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student