You will develop your photographic skills to the next level. The AS and A Level courses allow you to continue to work on bespoke projects showcasing your skills and interests. Each unit of the course asks you to focus on experimenting and developing these ideas in different ways. Your projects will be developed to give you opportunity to develop as a Photographer perhaps with a view to progressing onto an Arts based Foundation course.
How is the course structured and graded?
The AS Level requires two projects, one to be completed in a 10 hour exam, whereas to achieve the full A Level you will produce a coursework project, a personal study (including essay), then a 15 hour exam. Each unit requires a different focus and theme, challenging you
to experiment and develop as a Photographer further. Your projects will take the form of sketchbooks showing evidence for the four assessment objectives.
Will this course be suitable for me?
Yes, if you enjoy developing your camera skills, your photographic compositional skills and discovering wet and dry techniques that can produce photographs. You should also want to understand how photography started and developed through our history to the digital
work of today, by analysing photographs taken by both historical and contemporary photographers. Holding Art & Design GCSE is an advantage.
What could this course lead to?
This course will be of particular interest to those intending to present a portfolio at interview for work in the art and design field, or for entry onto an Art College Foundation, Higher BTEC course in Art and Design or a creative degree course.
OCR AS/A Level
For students not on the inclusive fee structure, there will be a fee of £50 per term. This fee will cover all equipment, sketchbooks, materials and printing.
Mix of coursework
Obtain UCAS points