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Photography, A Level
What will I do on this A Level?
You will experience a range of photographic approaches and skills including: digital and analogue camera work, Adobe programmes, studio-based work and darkroom. During the course you will investigate a range of experimental artistic styles and grow your skillset as a photographer through varied subject matter.
You will be expected to do a large amount of work in your own time, as the subject encourages a unique and individualistic approach to the subject. As part of this course, you are expected to show critical contextual understanding, creative making and reflective recording through written, visual and other forms.
How will I be assessed?
There is an end-of-year assessment during your first year that determines progression into the second year. During your second year you will be assessed through coursework (60%) and controlled assignment (40%).
What could I do after this A Level?
You could progress onto degree-level study including the FdA in Photography in Practice, or the Art and Design Foundation Diploma (pre-degree) at University Centre Weston. In addition, there are numerous professions within this field, including photographer, technician, educator and curator.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths, and grade 5 or above in an art based subject.
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