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.
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).
If you need any further information about studying A Level Photography please contact:
Mrs Moynihan-Case – firstname.lastname@example.org