Photography

A Level

KEY FACTS

Qualification Type

A Level

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Photography or Art, or portfolio.

Assessment

All Units at both AS and A Level are internally marked and moderated with other academies and then externally moderated by the exam board

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Trips to exhibitions to view work. Trips to provide opportunities for location shoots.

Modules/Units

AS Level (1 Year)

Component 1: Portfolio of work including small projects such as – exploring emotions in portraiture, a self portraiture project incorporating a mixed media approach and industrial structures. This unit also includes an extended project.

Component 2: EST (Externally set task) from exam board. Where pupils will create a project in response to a chosen theme from the paper.

A Level (2 Years)

Component 1: Following a skills development project students complete a self directed personal investigation with written essay to support work on a genre of your choice.

Component 2: EST (Externally set task) from exam board. Where pupils will create a project in response to a chosen theme from the paper.

Progression

Students can go on to complete foundation diplomas in art and design or lens based media. They can also go onto study photography; illustration; fashion photography; graphic design; photo journalism; forensic photography at university.

Careers

Fashion photographer; magazine photographer; graphic designer; freelance photographer; photo journalism; a career within TV.