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A2 Level : Photography

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code A2/Photo
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



An exploration of the photographic medium from the technical to the artistic. This is a two year linear course and an AQA Art & Design Syllabus. Themes covered in the course are Street, Architectural, Close Analysis, Landscape, Interior and Personal Possessions Photography: the course also covers aspects of the technical principles underpinning digital image making. The course is ‘paperless’ with all work being IT based. Work is submitted and assessed electronically.
The course requires and develops independent study skills and is an excellent preparation for students transferring to undertake further study within Higher Education.   The course requires that students have their own camera and have access to a home computer for artist research and image editing as part of the necessary/required personal study. 

How will it be delivered?

4 Assessment Objectives: 25% each

Coursework Element and Exam Element (Project/s set by the Examination Board which includes a Timed Practical Exam under controlled conditions). The Coursework and Exam Project Elements are weighted 60% & 40% respectively.

Work is continually assed throughout the course with students being provided with comprehensive feedback to assist their learning, development and attainment.

Work is internally marked and externally moderated by the examination board.


Exam Board: AQA

Entry requirements

5 Grade 4’s and above. Everything students need to know will be provided within the course. If students have prior experience in Art, Media and/or IT that will assist them.

Your next steps...

Further study:  HNC (higher National Certificate), HND (Higher National Diploma), Degree Courses in Photography and Media, Foundation Studies in Art & Design. Photographers Assistant.  Self-employment.


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