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GCE A Level


All students are asked for an annual £25 contribution towards materials and equipment which is payable via SSFC ParentPay at the beginning of the course. 

Students are also responsible for funding individual coursework eg fabric, photographs etc.

Several trips to galleries and museums are run throughout the year and vary in price from £25 - £10 each.

Specific requirements

C grade or above in an Art and Design related subject.

C (4) grade or above in English Language

Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject should be able to demonstrate their interest in the subject through a visual portfolio that may include work in a variety of media.

Entry requirements on ‘SSFC Course Information, Advice & Guidance’ document also apply.

What will I study?

If you are excited by some of the many aspects of textile design and have an interest in colour, pattern, shape, form, texture and decoration then this A level course at SSFC will provide an excellent structure from which you can explore and develop your enthusiasm and enjoyment of textiles through art craft and design.

You will be inspired by visits to exhibitions and museums, learn how to develop ideas and apply techniques and processes to develop outcomes that may include fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and constructed textiles, domestic textiles, interior design, art textiles and installed textiles.

Where does it lead?

Higher/Continuing Education: 

Many students go on to study Art and Design and Fashion and Textiles. 

An Art Foundation course is sometimes the preferred route of entry before Higher Education although some students gain direct entry onto Higher education courses including, fashion and textile design, fashion promotion and marketing, costume and theatre design and interior design.