Design & Technology: Fashion & Textiles

Staff Contact: 

Mrs Claire Andrews-Alsaigh:

Course Content:

This creative and thought-provoking A level gives you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to succeed in the fashion and creative industries. This course is suited to you if you are interested in fashion and its influence on society. You will experiment with a wide range of fabrics and techniques before refining your ideas for the final assessed pieces in the second year.  


40% extenally set

60% through a project with the brief chosen by students

Exam board: AQA

Results 2022

 A*-B 71% | A*-C 100%

Entry requirements:

Sixth Form entry criteria plus a minimum GCSE grade 4 in a design related subject such as Resistant Materials, Graphic Design, Product Design, Fine Art, Textiles, Photography or Technical Award is ideal. However, if you are enthusiastic about the creative aspects of this course and have not studied Art or D&T we would still be keen to hear from you.

Career Opportunities:

Art Foundation Course

Costume Design for TV and Film

Fashion Buying and Marketing 

Set design and the film industry

Fashion Journalism

Apprenticeships in Retail and fashion Merchandising

Fashion design


Illustration and Publishing

Store management and fashion styling

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience:

Fashion and Textile Museum

V&A Museum

Design Museum

Students are encouraged to build links with live clients and businesses


Teachers are very helpful and give loads of support and you are able to use the facilties when needed without being disturbed.

Student Exit Survey


Student profile

Li Yang

Previous school Farmor's 

Studying Textiles, Biology, Chemistry and EPQ

Ambition to study Biomedical Sciences at University