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


The course assumes students have no previous photography experience. It will begin by introducing students to the basic theory and skill of film photography through a series of practical workshops. Students are expected to provide evidence through sketch books of their developing ideas and work and show how their work fits into a critical and historical context.  Students will present personalised responses to a range of topics, printing in both film based and digital photography.  All will have the opportunity to work with other practitioners and will be encouraged to create and take part in out of the classroom experiences such as trips, exhibition visits and workshops.


The course is split into two assessed components - personal investigation (60%) and externally set assignment (40%).

Students will complete a wider range of workshops in manual and digital photography skills.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment: 2 mandatory units internally marked and externally moderated comprising of coursework, portfolio and controlled assignment.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in an Art and Design subject at GCSE.

(*not including Catering/Hospitality)

Your next steps...

All creative A-level courses will build a great portfolio of work that will allow students to access Art & Design Foundation level courses.  Students will be equipped to apply for Degree level courses in any Art & Design/Creative sector, eg Fine Art, Fashion, Footwear, Architecture, Interior Design, Craft, Art History, Textiles, Photography & Video, Fashion Merchandising, Contour Fashion, Fashion Buying, Art Therapy, Product Design and many more.


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