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Photography: A Level

course specification

A Level Photography will help you to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a creative way, using your knowledge and skills in the materials and methods of creating art, including digital photography and computer art programmes.

You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that:

  • Is increasingly sought after by creative employers
  • Develops your skills and ability in different aspects of photography
  • Will enable your knowledge and understanding of art to grow
  • Allows you to develop your own artistic abilities, confidence and career

exam board



AS Level Stand Alone Qualification

Component 1: Portfolio – No time limit

Component 2: Externally set Assignment – Preparatory Period and 10 hour exam

A Level qualification

Component 1: Personal Investigation – no time limit and includes written material

Component 2: Externally set assignment – Preparatory period plus 15 hour exam

entry criteria

The best foundation for success at A Level in Art & Design is a good grade in GCSE Art, although students may take up this course with 5 A*-C grades in any subjects, or a portfolio of work may be required at enrolment.

trips & visits

Creative Process study day at the Institution of Education and Fine Art

higher education

A foundation course leading to BA (Honours) in Photography at a university including; Fashion Photography, Photography, Film and Video, Television, Set Design and Media Studies.


Photographer: Fashion, Journalism, Portrait events.

Which teachers

Ms Storer or Ms Pyke