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Design & Technology: Fashion & Textiles - A Level AQA


This creative and thought-provaking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries. They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning into practice by producing products of their choice.
Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside gaining the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

Year 1
Exam:
Core technical principles and core designing and making principles
Additional specialist knowledge.
Non-exam assessment (Coursework):
Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.
Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. Recommended 35 pages.
Year 2
Exam:

Core technical principles and core designing and making principles
Non-exam assessment (Coursework) non-exam assessment (NEA)
Practical application of core technical principles, core designing and making principles and additional specialist knowledge with a written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.

Taught Through:
Practical sessions; design-based projects; theory sessions; student presentations; industrial visits; visits by designers; international visits.

What could you be?
Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Costume Designer, Textile Technologist and a Teacher.
Where could you go?
Textile Industry, FE College and University.
Recent student destinations:
London School of Fashion, Bournemouth Arts Institute (Costume Design).

Entry Recommedations:
Grade 6 or above in D&T GCSE Textiles; other D&T subjects by agreement.
Assessment:
Year 1
- 1 Written Exam
- 1 Piece of Coursework
Year 2
- 1 Written Exam
- 1 Piece of Coursework

Liz Fabbri
fabbrie@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk
Sonya Parker
parkers@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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