The transition from GCSE to A Level is smooth, as we build on existing skills. You will learn in small classes, with plenty of access to 1:1 tutoring throughout your course.
As you progress, you will become a more independent learner, completing a Personal Investigation. However, the support of our highly-skilled teachers will be on hand, to develop both your technical ability and creative ideas.
Your written assignments will be regularly reviewed and again, additional support – including EAL and SEN support is available for all students, as required.
A Level content
Component 1 - Personal investigation
This is a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by written material. This component is divided into four assessment objectives:
- Developing ideas
- Experimenting with textile media
- Recording ideas
- Reflecting on work carried out and producing a final response
Component 2 - Externally set assignment
This starts on 1 February. There is a preparatory period, followed by 15 hours of supervised time. One theme is chosen from the externally set paper. The same assessment objectives apply as for Component 1 except there is no additional written assignment.
You will be assessed on two core elements:
- Component 1 Personal Investigation (60% of A Level grade)
- Component 2 Externally set assignment (40% of A Level grade)
All components are internally marked and externally moderated by Eduqas.