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Photography (AQA) at The Duke of York's Royal Military School

Course description

Photography is a means of communicating in a visual way. It can challenge the way we think about the world.

Course content

AS - This one year course explores the basic principles of photography and an introduction to the SLR camera alongside some digital techniques and manipulation. It also allows students to develop a more personal practical project with preparatory studies leading to a set of finished prints as well as completing preparatory studies for the externally set assignment. A Level - The full A Level course encourages the development of skills and ideas to produce a creative, mature and technically proficient body of work showing personal commitment, flair and individuality. The coursework allows students to develop a personal practical project with preparatory studies leading to finished work, producing contextual studies which relate personal work to other photographers/ photographic issues using visual and written elements.

Entry requirements

A minimum of grade C in English GCSE.


Coursework is 60% and examination 40%.

Future opportunities

Studying Photography can lead to a number of career areas, e.g. fashion or advertising photography, sports photography, photojournalism, fine art photography, forensic/ medical photography, film and television, graphic design, animation, photographic processing and printing, etc.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • The Duke of York's Royal Military School is based on a beautiful 150-acre site on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.

      With the white cliffs of Dover on our doorstep and on a clear day France can be seen, we offer a state boarding facility with a military ethos.  The school has it's own colours, which were presented by our patron HRH The Duke of Kent.

      With 500 students on roll we can offer a co-educational education to students from YR7 to YR13. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Centenary House which is the stepping stone from home/school to either University or into the workplace. The school has a set of values:courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

      These values are important in every day life as well as life in the classroom.

      As a state boarding school KCC will cover the costs of education and parents are asked to pay for the cost of boarding.

      We welcome applications from military and non-military families with our current on roll students split 50/50 from military and non-military families.

      Our Whole School Open Morning is on Saturday 10th March 09:00 to 12:30.

      To reserve a place please complete the online form via our website: