Brand new for September 2021, our new Arts Centre site is located within 10 minutes’ walk of our main Sixth Form centre in the bustling community of Summertown. Situated in a modern and creative suburb of Oxford, the d’Overbroeck’s Arts Centre is a stone’s throw away from the city’s wide variety of world-famous galleries and art museums to get you inspired.
The stunning new open art spaces enable more room for collaboration, exhibition and display opportunities, as well as ambitious project work, both in terms of size and complexity.
If you are already aiming to apply to Art school or work as a Textile designer, you are likely to already be interested in – and suited to – Textile A-Level. You will find that the course offers plenty of opportunities to hone your skills and develop as a practitioner.
The course is not, however, solely suitable for aspiring career artists/designers; it could make an excellent addition to your A-Level programme, whatever your ambitions may be. Textiles may broaden the scope of an otherwise primarily essay-based or scientific selection of subjects.
Your Textiles GCSE grade is probably the best indication of your ability to pursue the A-Level, but most importantly, studying Textiles at this level requires a type of student who can engage well with the subject and who is capable and keen to be working outside their normal timetable.