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Photography AS/A Level 3 at The John Wallis Church of England Academy

Course description

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Course content

AS: This is a one year course, normally taken in Year 12.  Consists of 2 Units


A2: This is a two year course in which students complete the AS course in Year 12 followed by two further Units.


60% coursework

40% externally set assignments


AS: 1 Unit of coursework

      1 Unit responding to an externally set assignment culminating in a controlled assessment lasting 8 hours


In addition A2 students will complete


A2: 1 Unit of coursework - including a personal study of 1000-3000 words

      1 Unit responding to an externally set assignments culminating in a controlled assessment lasting 12 hours


All Units are internally assessed by Academy staff and moderated by the exam board by sample.

Career opportunities

Photographers normally specialise in one or more of the following specific areas:

  • Advertising or editorial
  • General or high street
  • Press or photojournalism (including Sports)
  • Fashion
  • Science
  • Industrial or commercial
  • Forensic
  • Medical

Entry Requirement

Students will require

  • 5 GCSE's at C grade or above.
  • A portfolio of photographs demonstrating a growing aptitude and interest in photography will also be required on entry.


Students could also have achieved either:

  • Distinction-Merit in BTEC 1st Art and Design
  • Grade A*-B in GCSE Art and Design




Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years