Art & Design: Photography, A Level (level 3)

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


This is a two year course: it is worth one A level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).

If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).


Course description: There are 2 units in total:

Year 1

Skills based projects.  Mini projects set throughout the year on varying themes to develop students photographic and Photoshop skills. 

Year 2

Component 1: Personal investigation  â€“ A practical based project relating to a topic of personal interest submitted with a written essay.

Component 2: Externally set assignment–A project where the theme is set by the examination board.  Students complete there final outcome in an 15 hour exam.

How will it be delivered?

60% Coursework, 40% Examination (externally set assignment)

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in English.

Your next steps...

The course provides a broad range of both practical and theoretical topics that would allow students to develop their personal interests in the field. 

Art A levels can open up a variety of options at apprenticeship and university when studied in combination with other subjects. e.g. with maths or physics, this can be an gateway subject for architecture.