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This syllabus is available in November in Administrative zones 3 and 4 only.
Cambridge O Level Fashion & Textiles is a theoretical and practical syllabus which develops learners' creative and aesthetic awareness, stimulating an enjoyment in the creative use of textiles. Learners also develop a discriminating and informed approach to the design and manufacture of textile fashion items, learning how to assess suitability and recognise quality.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We have updated the subject content to include more emphasis on design and the environmental impact of the textile industry. To make these changes, we have removed some subject content.
We have updated the assessment objectives and changed from ten assessment objectives to three.
In Paper 1 Section A, we have introduced a compulsory design style question.
For the coursework component we are asking learners to create a garment and bag. We have changed the folder work from creating a separate folder for each item, to creating a single folder to cover work applying to both items.
We have also updated the marking criteria.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2026-2028 syllabus above.
From 2022, this syllabus is only available in the June series for administrative zones 3 and 4. Check the administrative zone for your school. This syllabus is available in all Cambridge O Level admin zones for November 2022 and November 2023.
We are withdrawing Cambridge O Level Fashion & Textiles (6130) from the June exam series. The last June exam series for this syllabus will be June 2025.
From 2026, we will only offer this syllabus in the November exam series in administrative zones 3 and 4.
We communicated this change to schools in August 2023.
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