The AQA A Level in Photography provides a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, processes and techniques. Students will learn how to use both traditional techniques and new technologies. They will develop skills in portraiture, landscapes, still-life, fashion photography, experimental imagery, multimedia, photographic installation and moving image.
Students explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to Photography and a wider range of art and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This is integral to the investigating and making processes. Students' responses to these examples will be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.
Component 1: Personal Investigation (60% of A Level, internally assessed)
Component 2: Externally-set Assignment (40% of A Level, externally-assessed)
Overall requirement for Post 16:
5 A* - C at GCSE (English and mathematics grade 4). Max 2 BTECs at merit can count.
Subject specific requirements: C or Merit in an art subect
This course will prepare you for an undergraduate degree course at University.
Careers could include:
• Film or TV camera operator
• Press photographer
• Advertising and marketing
• Fashion photographer
• Medical illustrator
• Forensic photographer