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A Level Textiles

Textiles A Level

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


This subject will help you to develop a working knowledge of materials, practises and processes in contemporary textiles. The skills learnt are used to interpret and express ideas. There is a strong element of contextual research and analysis and students are encouraged to research analyse and respond to the work of artists. Practical skills include; printing, dyeing, hand and machine stitch, felt and paper making and weaving.

Why Our College?

Top 25%

nationally for progress made by students in A Level achievement

ALPS Key Stage 5 progress data 2018

Student success

We have a consistently high A Level pass rate. In 2018, 70% of our students achieved A*-C.

More than A Levels

Your time at our sixth form is about much more than gaining a qualification. You will be treated as an adult and an individual, supported to explore your passions and interests.  

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Art-based subject (Art, Graphics, Photography or Textiles) OR a suitable portfolio of work. Applicants should also have a minimum of six GCSEs at grades 9-4


Assessment methods include a range of practical and creative experimentation contained in a work journal, finished pieces of coursework and a response to a theme set by the exam board requiring a written personal study piece investigating ideas in Textiles to be completed.


Textiles can be taken with any subjects, but students often choose to combine it with other visual disciplines such as; Art, Photography, Media Studies or Film Studies.

Career Progression

Students can progress on to a very wide range of careers in art and design and other creative industries.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop