The A Level Textiles course provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop a range of skills in relation to felt making, silk paper making, hand and machine embroidery, various methods of print and surface decoration, fabric manipulation, pattern cutting and garment construction. This is taught initially through a eight-week induction period at the beginning of the first year, and then through personal responses to unit themes and externally set assignments provided by the exam board.
Employability (University, trips, and visits)
We also have links with Birmingham City University & Coventry University, where workshops with portfolio advice and student help is at hand. We also have past Cadbury Sixth Form College students who are currently studying at university on hand to answer any questions regarding higher education. Students will have the opportunity to meet visiting artists and visit galleries and museums to gain a deeper understanding of the design industry that will equip students for working within the creative arts industry.
A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4).
Minimum of grade 4 in English, a grade 5 or above in GCSE Art & Design or an associated subject such as Graphic Design. In exceptional cases, students will be accepted on to the course without having studied GCSE Art providing they can present a good portfolio of work at interview.