Photography A Level will introduce you to a variety of experiences exploring a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. You may use traditional methods and/or digital techniques. Researching the work of other photographers and artists is an integral part of the investigating and making process. You will produce a sketchbook/workbook/journal to underpin your work, documenting your research and recording the development of your own work. You should be able to express ideas and link your intentions to outcomes in a confident and assured manner. Working with your tutor, you may get the opportunity to publish your work online.
· Unit 1 – Portfolio (50% AS mark, 25% of total A Level mark).
AS students should submit a selection of thoughtfully presented work that demonstrates the depth and breadth of the course.
At least one extended collection of work, based on an idea, concept, theme or issue.
· Unit 2 – Externally-set Assignment (50% AS mark, 25% of total A Level mark).
Question Paper containing a choice of five starting points.
Five hours supervised to produce final piece(s).
A2 – Second Year of Course.
· Unit 3 - Personal Investigation (25% of total A Level mark).
Students develop work in response to an idea, issue, concept or theme of their choice. Students must include written material of a critical analytical nature. Written work linked to the practical work must also be included.
· Unit 4 – Externally-set Assignment (25% of total A Level mark).
Question paper containing a choice eight exciting starting points. Fifteen hours supervised to produce final piece(s).
Students produce a clearly defined selection of work which will lead to a finished piece(s).
Unit 1 of AS and Unit 3 of A2 are coursework, making 50% of the total marks.
International Entry Requirements
Duration and Delivery
Photography A Level is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.
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