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A Level Photography course complements Art and Design subjects offered at GCSE. It is not essential, but would be beneficial to have studied one of the following subjects at GCSE: Fine Art, Graphics, or Textiles. Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example: Portraiture, Landscape Photography, Still Life, Documentary Photography, Photojournalism, Fashion Photography, Experimental Imagery, Multimedia, Photographic Installation and Moving Image in Film and Animation. The two year course will comprise of a personal investigation, which will include written material around the student’s Art work and chosen line of enquiry. This will include a structured, extended response of between 1000 and 3000 words of continuous prose. Each student’s investigation will be an in-depth study that demonstrates the student’s ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning from an initial starting point to a final realisation. There is also an externally set practical assignment including a development period from the 1st February plus a 15 hour supervised assignment.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Photography
Qualification Specification Code: 7206
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
The summary of components is as follows:
• Unit 1: Personal Investigation
• Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment

Possible Career Paths

Art related degrees, Professional Photographer, Designer, Animator, Magazine Features Editor, Press Photographer, Digital Marketer, Film Editor, Teacher, University Lecturer, Web Designer. Students will develop the independent skills required to move onto Further Education, Higher Education or into the Design industry. The course encourages students to develop their own style as an artist, whilst covering the requirements of the four assessment objectives.

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