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Holmer Green Senior School

Holmer Green Senior School

Art & Design: Textiles - A Level

The results in A Level Art Textiles are exceptional! This specification is designed to encourage candidates to explore a range of 2 or 3 dimensional approaches to their studies and extend their own ways of seeing the world.  

Course content

Students will:

  • Record observations, ideas, information and insights appropriate to intentions.
  • Use art, design and textiles techniques to record observations, ideas, information and insights appropriate to intentions.
  • Analyse and artistically evaluate art, design and textiles practice demonstrating an understanding of purpose, meaning and context.
  • Use art, design and textiles skills to develop ideas through sustained investigations and exploration, selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and analysing methods and outcomes.
  • Present a personal and informed response, realising intentions and showing connections with the work of others.

Recommended general websites

Institute of International Visual Arts -

British Museum—

Getty Museum -

Museum of Modern Art New York -

Guggenheim Museums Worldwide -

Crafts Council UK —

Photographers’ V & A Museum -



Exam Board : Edexcel

Textile Design9 TEO


Unit 1: Coursework project (50% of AS Level)

Unit 2: Externally set project including an exam  (50% AS)


Unit 3: Coursework project including written personal study (60% of A2)

Unit 4: Externally set project including exam (40% of full A2)

Head of subject: Mrs A Hearne

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in an Art subject, portfolio of work

Are you interested in: Fashion and clothing, Surface pattern, Colour and shape?

Leading to a career in: Interior Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design, Clothing Industry, Buyer for retail outfit, Textiles and Surface Design, Architecture, Photographer, Set Design

This subject goes well with: Any subject!

Student views

“Textiles has encouraged me to embrace a love of colour and pattern. I have also learned how to construct garments.”