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Art & Design: Textiles Design

Why choose Eduqas A Level Art & Design: Textiles Design

Studying this subject provides entry to an unprecedented range of specialisms, skills – both traditional and digital – and careers.

Study Textiles Design and develop: intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capabilities investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement independence of mind in developing, refining and communicating their own ideas, their own intentions and their own personal outcomes an interest in, enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of art, craft and design the experience of working with a broad range of media an understanding of the interrelationship between art, craft and design processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate knowledge and experience of real world contexts and, where appropriate, links to the creative industries knowledge and understanding of art, craft, design and media and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures an awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art, craft and design. 

Art and Design: Textiles Design encompasses a very broad range of materials, techniques and processes, including a growing number of interdisciplinary approaches. These comprise woven, embroidered, knitted, printed, painted, dyed, manipulated, embellished and constructional methods which are utilised to produce a great variety of textile outcomes that include costume and fashion design, accessories and body adornment.  

What skills will I develop?

Thinking Skills Working Experience
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Strategy
  • Practical Skills
  • Design Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Digital Comms
  • Research
  • Collaboration
  • Perseverance
  • Self-direction


  • Citizenship
  • Personal Care
  • Social Responsibility

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE in Textiles/Graphics/Art.

Future Opportunities

It is a practical subject that will show your flair in the creation and use of textiles and textile products.  It is a useful addition to any A Level programme but is particularly relevant if you are hoping to progress to a career in fashion design or manufacturing, textile design, manufacturing or development and the retail industry.

How will I be assessed?

There are two components at A Level: Component 1 - Personal Investigation (60% of the qualification) and Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment (40% of the qualification).

Component 1:


The Personal Investigation consists of two integrated constituent parts:

  1. A major in-depth critical, practical and theoretical investigative project/portfolio and outcome/s based on themes and subject matter that have personal significance
  2. An extended written element of 1000 words minimum, which may contain images and texts and must clearly relate to a practical and theoretical work using an appropriate working vocabulary and specialist terminology

Component 2:

Externally Set Assignment

This component is based on preparatory study that leads to a 15 hour period of sustained focus in which you will produce a response to a chosen visual or written stimuli.

Design & Technology Department

Subject Leader Miss S Jones             Textiles
KS5 Assistant Subject Leader        Mrs S Wright Product Design
KS3 Assistant Subject Leader Miss H Stephenson Food Technology
Lead of Food Preparation & Nutrition Mrs N Gosling Food Technology & Catering
  Mrs S Baker Product Design
  Mrs D Cave Graphic Products
Technician Miss E Donabie Design & Technology
Technician Miss C Gowers Design & Technology
Technician Mr J Hunwick Textiles
Technician Mrs S Waterhouse Food Technology
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