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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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The course provides opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers students a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields.

Textiles: encompasses a very broad range of materials, techniques and processes, including a growing number of interdisciplinary approaches. These comprise woven, embroidered, knitted, printed, painted, dyed, manipulated, embellished and constructional methods which are utilised to produce a great variety of textile outcomes that include costume and fashion design, accessories and body adornment. The range is increasing as new materials and technologies emerge.


Possible areas of study include:

  •  fashion
  •  costume
  •  digitally or traditionally printed and/or dyed fabrics, garments and  materials
  •  interior design
  •  constructed textiles (knitted, woven, embellished or combined with  other materials)
  •  textile installation
  •  accessories

The course includes purposeful use of drawing to record information and may take the form of:

  • sketches
  • analytical observational studies
  • storyboards
  • thumbnail sketches
  • layouts
  • roughs
  • experimental or expressive studies
  • 2 or 3D modelling
  • detailed designs or elevations


Assessment Format

Component 1 - 60% of the total qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated.

Component 2 - 40% of the total qualification, internally assessed, extrenally moderated.


Board: Eduqas

Course Entry Requirements:

GCSE grade 5 in Art and Design, Fine Art , Textile Design, Media Studies or DT Graphics


Teacher to contact: Mrs H Cooper-Burrows