GCSE Textiles Technology

‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening’ – Coco Channel

GCSE Textiles Technology  is a ‘hands on creative problem solving’ course which requires students to consider the aesthetic and  functional, aspects of an object or a process, usually requiring considerable research, thought, making and design.

Textiles students make individual choices about designing and developing their own product(s) which will be planned for a specific need. Students are encouraged to be innovative and creative making best use of our fantastic resources and new facilities available.

A-level Art and Design - Textiles

A-level Art and Design TEXTILES provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.


The two year course requires students to develop their ability to display a range of skills to include independence of mind in developing their own ideas, an interest and enthusiasm for art and design, the experience of working with a range of media, including traditional and new media and technologies an awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art and design practice. Whilst building their knowledge students will also produce a design portfolio that showcases their full range of ability.