Photography - A Level (See option Blocks on our website)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code ND28
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The course will be delivered with A Level Art and Design with which it shares the same assessment framework and course Structure. We anticipate that there will be a good creative interplay that will enrich both our Art and Photography courses.



After an introductory foundation project, students will commence a Personal Investigation exploring self-identified themes and subjects and engaging in experimentation and development work towards a final presentation. The practical work is accompanied by a Personal Study; an extended essay in which students research photographer's work and develop their understanding of their own practise.

External Assignment:

Students respond to one of a set of themes and starting points provided by the exam board. After a ten week preparatory period students sit a 'supervised assessment' of ten hours in which they prepare their final presentation.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment Structure:

Coursework 60%

External Assignment 40%


Entry requirements

Most students will be expected to have achieved at least grade 4 in GCSE Art & Design, Photography or a related subject as an entry requirement for the course. 

Your next steps...

We have previously piloted the course with two A level students both of whom did very well; one student attaining a B grade and the other scoring full marks and an award from AQA. The latter student is now working internationally as a professional photographer.