A Level Photography

Subject area
A Levels
Duration
2 Years
Type of course
Full Time
Site
FCT

About the course

This course will bring together the practical skills you need to develop your creativity using both digital and film-based techniques along with detailed study of the history of photography and in-depth analysis of the work of some of the masters in this field.

You will cover a wide range of topics such as portraiture, landscape and experimental. There is lots of opportunity for students to develop their own interests in their choice of work.

Why should I choose this course?

The Photography A Level is highly regarded by Universities as it is an academic, research based, qualification rather than a simple ‘how to’ practical course. However, each student will also attain a high degree of competence in photographic skills, which may be put to use for general photography. Each student is required to enter the examinations and must be fully committed to the course. Past achievements of students taking this course have been to a very high standard.

Subjects covered

AS Subject Content
Portfolio, No Time Limit, 60% of AS Grade
You will research and develop your own portfolio of work. This will be marked by your lecturers and moderated by the exam board.

Externally set assignment, 10 hours supervised time, 40% of AS Grade.
You will respond to a brief set by the exam board.

Additional A Level Content

Personal Investigation, 60% of A Level Grade
You will research and develop your own portfolio of work. This will be marked by your lecturers and moderated by the exam board.

Externally set assignment, 15 hours supervised time, 40% of AS Grade.
You will respond to a brief set by the exam board.

Resources Required

Any basic 35mm SLR analogue system, equipped with fully manual override settings. Students will also need to purchase film and photographic printing materials for their practical work. The cost of these is estimated at approximately £150 per year.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grade A*-C, including English Language and Maths grade 4 or above.

Further information can be obtained from the
Examination board website at:
www.aqa.uk