Photography A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

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

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

Overview

Course title

A LEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Exam board

Edexcel

Course content

AS: This is a one year course, normally taken in Year 12.  Consists of 2 Units

 

A2: This is a two year course in which students complete the AS course in Year 12 followed by two further Units.

Assessment

60% coursework

40% externally set assignments

 

AS: 1 Unit of coursework

      1 Unit responding to an externally set assignment culminating in a controlled assessment lasting 8 hours

 

In addition A2 students will complete

 

A2: 1 Unit of coursework - including a personal study of 1000-3000 words

      1 Unit responding to an externally set assignments culminating in a controlled assessment lasting 12 hours

 

All Units are internally assessed by Academy staff and moderated by the exam board by sample.

Career opportunities

Photographers normally specialise in one or more of the following specific areas:

  • Advertising or editorial
  • General or high street
  • Press or photojournalism (including Sports)
  • Fashion
  • Science
  • Industrial or commercial
  • Forensic
  • Medical

Entry Requirement

Students will require

  • 5 GCSE's at C grade or above.
  • A portfolio of photographs demonstrating a growing aptitude and interest in photography will also be required on entry.

 

Students could also have achieved either:

  • Distinction-Merit in BTEC 1st Art and Design
  • Grade A*-B in GCSE Art and Design


 

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