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Photography at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?


AS Unit 1 Development of a coursework portfolio exemplifying work from a range of starting points is carried out during the AS course. Unit 2 An externally – set assessment. A question paper containing five exciting starting points. Candidates choose one. Each AS unit is 50% of total AS marks or 25% of total A2 marks


A2 Unit 3 A personal investigation in which candidates develop work in response to an idea, issue, concept or theme of their choosing. A written journal or work log of 1000 – 3000 words is completed as part of this unit Unit 4 An externally-set assignment. A question paper containing eight exciting starting points. Candidates choose one.


Each A2 unit is 25% of total A Level mark. What skills are needed/involved: A keenness to develop photography skills, competent IT skills, the ability to communicate ideas through writing, a willingness to respond to range of artists and photography work, independent working skills and Creative thinking skills.


Where can this subject lead me to in the future?

Further study at Degree level of Photography, Creative and media related subjects leading on to career opportunities in Photography, Graphic Design, Advertising, Film, Media and Art.

Entry requirements

Who would suit or enjoy the course? Students who are passionate about Photography and enthusiastic about developing a personal portfolio. As well as taking photographs this course involves the creative use of IT and written expression of thoughts and ideas. It is suited to students who have completed creative or Media related GCSE subject/s

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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