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Photography AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

If you would like to join the creative industries, this course will help you find out about a wide range of approaches to Photography, with an emphasis on Fine Art Photography. Employers realise that creativity is an important factor in developing the individual. The emphasis of this course is on learning by experimenting with digital imagery to create a portfolio of work that evokes a sense of personal interests and learning.

Prior knowledge and understanding of GCSE Art is essential. It is a requirement that each candidate owns a manual digital camera.

Entry requirements

Grade B ideally in Art, Media or Graphics is desirable. A portfolio of work to be discussed at a formal interview is required.

Assessment

AS Only

  • Component 1: Portfolio 
    60% weighting 
    Theme/topic set by staff. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. 
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 
    40% weighting 
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. 8 weeks preparatory work. 10 hour practical exam. 

‚ÄčA Level Full Course

  • Component 1: Personal Investigation 
    60% weighting
    Practical and written Personal Investigation. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 
    40% weighting 
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. 8 weeks preparatory work. 15 hour practical exam.

Future opportunities

Students can progress to a higher education course in wide range of Visual Arts specialisms such Animation, Film and New Media and Fine Art. To progress to a Visual Arts degree students would normally be required to take a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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