The A2 Fashion and Textile AQA course due to start in September 2017, is a two year course for students wishing to extend and develop their expertise in the subject. It builds on the areas covered in the GCSE course and allows students to explore Fashion and Textiles in real depth. Below is a typical outline of how the specification may be covered across the 2 years, however it is subject to change once AQA publish the final details.
A2 Fashion and Textiles is assessed by one major piece of coursework, the context of which is selected by students themselves. It is worth 50% of the final marks. The remaining 50% is divided equally between 2x2 hour written examination papers.
Many students who study A Level Fashion and Textiles go on to develop their interest further at degree level concentrating on design, marketing, buying, conservation or textile technology. Career opportunities are many and varied including Fashion, Textile and Interior designers, Fashion buying and marketing, Textile technologist, Theatrical costumier, Visual merchandiser and Textile conservation.
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