Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: AQA
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
A Level Photography course is designed to help students develop visual communication through conceptual and practical skills with traditional and digital technologies. The course allows students the opportunity to develop intellectual, imaginative and creative thinking whilst gaining knowledge of the processes and use of the camera in past and contemporary society.
Why choose this course?
The A-Level photography course has been commended by the examining board as being ‘one of the best structured courses in the country’ for many years. Students will be tutored by working artists.
A minimum of 3 x Grade 5’s and 2 x Grade 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language and a Grade 5 in Maths. One of your Grade 5’s must be in an Art related subject. Every student will need to submit an appropriate portfolio at an interview. Plus you must attend a Creative Skills session in college.
What will this course lead on to?
Students may gain entry onto a BA (Hons) degree in Photography, Art and Design, Advertising, Architecture, Fashion, Textiles, Interior Design or Teaching. Following this students could enter employment in an art-related area, such as a gallery or media environment.
Students are able to complete the nationally credited Arts Award.
What will students learn on this course?
Students will learn modern digital processes and techniques in an experimental manner. Students will be taught how to analyse and evaluate images and how these issues relate to society, culture, and politics. Students will develop personal styles in photography and expand their visual language exploring how formal elements communicate imagery to an audience.
How will students be assessed?
Students will be required to successfully complete one coursework portfolio and a timed examination with a supporting portfolio. All students will be required to produce first-hand coursework for each component. There are six formal assessment points throughout the year with written and verbal feedback. Informal assessment is continuous throughout the year.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
We recommend students provide their own cameras, (a basic DSLR model from whatever brand they prefer). However, the college has some Canon 2000D and 4000D cameras that students can book out and borrow to complete assignments. Students will also have to pay for printing costs (this is additional to the print budget each student receives from the college), plus costs for educational trips and visits.
Industry standards and classroom and computers and software as well as industry-standard cameras.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes