A Level

Exam Board: A Level Textiles – AQA

Course Summary

A Level Textiles encourages you to be highly inventive and innovative with materials and techniques. Inspired by your own observations, concepts, historical and contemporary artists and designers, you will explore fashion and textiles as art forms through fashion, body adornment, millinery, sculpture, fibre art and installation.

After studying Textiles at Barton Peveril, you can progress onto Higher Education to further develop your creative skillset and talents.

Entry Requirements

  • Studying Art and/ or Design at GCSE, and having access to a sewing machine at home, is advantageous but not essential.



  • Machine and Hand Embroidery
  • Transfer and Mono-printing
  • Paper, Fabric and Plastic Manipulation
  • Weave, Knit and Felt
  • Collage and Assemblage
  • Analysing Textile and Fashion
  • Digital Manipulation
  • Design and Visualisation

Why choose this course?

  • First-class facilities, including dedicated art studios
  • Passionate teaching staff, who are artists in their own right
  • Opportunity to continue this subject with our post-A Level UAL accredited Art Foundation Course

Where might it lead?

Students often go on to study and employment in Fashion, Stage and Screen Costume, Footwear Design, Printed Textiles, Constructed Textiles, Embroidered Textiles, Applied Arts, Jewellery Design, Crafts, Ceramics, Glass, Plastics, Interior Design, Styling, Promotion, Forecasting, Fashion Photography, Fashion, Journalism, Curatorship, Sculpture, Fashion Makeup and Special Effects.


This class has a mixture of:

  • 40% Externally-Set Practical Assignment
  • 60% Personal Investigation and Written Related Study


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