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Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Photography
Code Photography
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


WJEC Art & Design, Photography allows a broad syllabus where students are encouraged to develop a sound grounding within Photography whilst also building in skills from across the Art & Design curriculum. It is able to accommodate any areas of interest within Photography from commercial to conceptual work.


Main Skill Areas Developed:

DSLR camera and lens functions 

Digital Manipulations 

Formal Photography 

Expressive Recording Film Development and Enlargement 

Screen Printing 

Mixed Media Studies 

Editorial Photography 

Experimental Portraiture 

Location Development 

Narrative Photography Mixed Media Photography 

Traditional Film Photography 

Independent Project 

The curriculum is assessed on the students ability to:

Develop ideas through research and investigation.  

Show confidence with experimentation within their creative practice. 

Record insights, reflections and contextual meaning of their work. 

Create a personal and meaningful outcome.  


Year 1 – Course Content 

Year 2 – Course Content 

Personal Investigation 

Externally set Exam unit

Students are expected to participate in 4 hours of class work and 4 hours of independent work per week within all A Level subjects.

It is not essential for students to own or buy any photographic equipment as the college can provide access to all the essential s required to be successful within this course. £20 is required by every student to contribute to the overall cost of materials used within each A Level ADT option. This is due to a number of expensive materials being used in all areas across the 2 years of the course.  

Entry requirements

Overall Entry Requirements:

6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths. 

Course Specific Entry Requirements:

A GCSE Graphic Design or Art grade 4 is usually required for taking the A-level course, due to the requirement for research, contextual analysis and design sketching.  

However, students that can demonstrate the necessary skills and passion will also be considered.


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