A Level Photography

What will be studied?

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of photographic processes and techniques. Students’ work will develop with both practical and critical/contextual approaches, exploring a combination of the following areas of study: Portraiture; Commercial photography; Still-Life photography; Documentary photography; Experimental imagery; Editorial photography; Photographic installation; The photographic process; Landscape photography.

How will I be assessed?

The A Level course is assessed through two components.  Component one (60% of total A Level) is a Personal Investigation digital portfolio of practical work responding to a personally set starting point/theme/scenario. Students also complete a written Related Study which complements any practical work. Component two is an Externally Set Task (40% of total A Level), which is issued by the exam board on 1st February. Students create a digital blog of development work before sitting a 15 hour (three day) exam in May in which a final response is created.

All components are internally assessed and externally moderated.

What next?

Photography is particularly valuable in careers in the arts, design, fashion, print/web-based journalism, merchandising, archaeology, forensics, conservation, pathology, advertising, marketing and many more.  In a world where digital imagery, the internet and social media are integral vehicles in selling/promoting desirable products, lifestyles and communicating  visual messages, employers are always keen to employ people with a creative outlook and skills.  This A Level is a well-respected and rigorously assessed course, valued highly by universities (including those in the Russell Group).

Further Information:

If you need any further information about studying A Level Photography please contact:

Mrs Moynihan-Case – smoynihancase@bluecoat.uk.com

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