Art & Design (Photography) AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
This A level is designed for those who wish to build
on their interest in photography and who have some
experience of using photographic equipment. It
offers the opportunity to explore and experiment
creatively with a wide range of conventional and
digital processes, techniques and materials such as
black and white darkroom processing and Photoshop
software. You will use cameras, enlargers and
computers, and be able to create project work that
draws on your own experiences and enthusiasms.
You will learn about the history and development of
photography, and discover how and why photographs
play such an important role in modern life.
Coursework consists of a portfolio of practical
exploratory work with supporting sketchbooks,
which is developed over two terms.
A five hour externally set assignment is undertaken
in the spring or summer term, and is based on one of
ﬁve themes set by the Exam Board.
Coursework consists of a two-term Personal
Investigation project. It will require greater breadth
and depth of study, and pupils have to incorporate a
substantial written element which supports their
practical study – this can be from 1,000 - 3,000
A fifteen hour externally set assignment is
undertaken in the summer term, which provides the
opportunity for pupils to respond in their own way
to one of eight themes set by the Exam Board.
If you wish to study Photography
A level, then you should normally have achieved at
least four C grades at GCSE, with a grade B being
desirable. Pupils who have not studied photography
before should ideally be conversant with a SLR
camera and would beneﬁt from having access to one.
Ongoing work is assessed by course tutors every six
weeks. Coursework carries 50% of the total mark, and
the Externally Set Assignment the other 50%.
work is marked internally during the summer term,
and a sample is moderated by the Exam Board.
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
payable before submitting your application.
If a pupil wishes to pursue Photography into Higher
Education, they would normally follow a one-year
Foundation course before going on to a degree
course, although this is not always the case with
certain universities. A broad range of degree courses
are available together with many related subjects
such as television and video.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.