Where can A level Fashion & Textiles take me?
Like any other A level subject, D&T Fashion & Textiles can be used as a credible A level for any degree course of
your choosing. In particular, it can take you into any of the creative industries. It can be combined with English,
for journalism, Drama for theatre costume design, Art for any creative degree, History for costume perspectives,
Science for the ever expanding range of Textile Science degrees, and more besides. Learning skills in making
products can benefit you at university. You can make and sell items through Etsy, or Amazon handmade and
others to earn money whilst you study.
Design: Fashion & Textiles
A LEVEL / AQA
Mrs S Swan
or Miss Wint
What do our students say?
“Textiles provides a nice change from
other subjects because of the practical
and creative elements and, along with the
enthusiasm of the teachers, Textiles
becomes very enjoyable.”
This design course specialises in the use of fabric to design and make products.
The course covers many areas such as designing and making, business and manufacturing, project
management and data analysis, latest technologies, applied science and maths, CAD/CAM, and theoretical
This course is flexible for university entry for many degrees in a very wide variety of subjects as the skills taught
across the A Level are transferable and highly in demand, silks such as project management, creative thinking
and critical analysis are all skills valued highly by employers. It is also desirable for anyone wanting a career
with an arts, in fashion, buying, design, trend forecasting and analysis and many more. It also provides a good
route to foundation and degree courses.
Excellent support and guidance is on hand. The course is 50% non-exam assessment and 50% written exam.
General Entry Requirements +
GCSE Textiles Grade 4 desirable
% of course
Paper 1 - Technical principles
Paper 2 -
Design & making principles
2.5 hour written exam
1.5 hour written exam
Substantial design & make project