Our Textiles course is the culmination of your creative schooling.

We can support you in achieving fantastic results as well as honing significant design skills and diverse technical processes. We are proud of the confidence our students display through their practice, cleverly creating innovative solutions to exciting briefs.

We are a small but thriving department of specialist and committed teaching staff, with superb facilities enabling you to make the most of your abilities. We have a distinguished record of success in placing students at leading universities and on sought after courses and believe that our Sixth Form experience equips students with transferable skills to achieve considerable success in their chosen fields. The A Level Textiles pathway may be followed in partnership with other Art & Design courses, or complimented with a variety of options on offer at South Craven.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Textiles or Art OR Merit in BTEC Level 2 in Textiles or Art & Design

What will I study?

  • Computer aided technology
  • Constructed dyed and printed textiles
  • Fabric manipulation
  • Recycling and decorative embellishing techniques
  • Traditional and contemporary technologies
  • Traditional handicrafts

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and an externally set assignment.

This includes a practical element undertaken in exam conditions and supported by preparatory work.

Further Education and Careers in Textiles

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Fine Art
  • Marketing
  • Photography and Film

Careers which require a Textiles qualification include:

  • Clothing/Textile Technologist
  • Colour Technologist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Interior and Spatial Designer
  • Textile Designer

Preparation Work

You need to complete these tasks over Summer to prepare you for your studies.