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Art and Design – Photography A Level (AQA) at Marling School

Course description

The art industry is the third largest income generator in the UK and there are numerous possibilities for art-based careers. Many of our students go on to follow courses in non-related art subjects and take with them transferable skills and a greater aesthetic awareness.

Students choose from a range of themes, use of media and approaches relevant to Photography. The aim of this course is to provide maximum flexibility and will be tailored to meet students’ particular strengths and interests.

Course content

Coursework Portfolio: portfolio of practical work using digital photography techniques with an emphasis on developing ideas and experimenting with media; students submit two practical projects with final outcomes and a body of supporting work and are taught how to use a 35mm film camera and traditional darkroom techniques.

Controlled Assignment: students select one starting point from an exam board question paper; preparatory time to complete practical work, research photographers and plan for the final piece (10 hours controlled time).

Personal Investigation: production of one combined unit of written and practical work with a related written study into the work of a photographer (3,000 words). Controlled Test: students select one starting point from an exam board question paper; preparatory time to complete practical work, research artists and to plan, prepare and realise ideas into a final piece or outcomes (15 hours controlled time).

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve at least a Grade B at GCSE level in Art and Design or Design Technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Marling School directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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