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A2 Level : Photography at English Martyrs Catholic School

Course description

An exploration of the photographic medium from the technical to the artistic.  The course is an AQA Art and Design Syllabus.  Themes covered in the course are Street, Architectural, Close Analysis, Landscape, Interior and Personal Possessions Photography:  the course also covers aspects of the technical principles underpinning digital image making.  The course is 'paperless' with all work being IT based.  Work is submitted and assessed electronically.

The course requires and develops independent study skills and is an excellent preparation for students transferring to undertake further study within Higher Education. The course requires that students have their own camera and have access to a home computer for artist research and image editing as part of the necessary / required personal study.

Trips and visits form an essential and integral part of the course.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for pior experience.  Everything students need to know will be provided within the course.  An interest in photography is an advantage, though in no way is it a necessity.  If students have prior experience in Art, Media and / or IT that will assit them.


4 Assessment Objectives: 25% each

Coursework Element and Exam Element (Project/s set by the Examination Board which includes a Timed Practical Exam under controlled conditions).  Currently the Coursework and Exam Project Elements ar equally weighted at 50%:50%

Work is continually assed throughout the course with students being provided with comprehensive feedback to assist their learning, development and attainment.

Work is internally marked and externally moderated by the examination board.


Exam Board: AQA

Future opportunities

Further study:  HNC (higher National Certificate), HND (Higher National Diploma), Degree Courses in Photography and Media, Foundation Studies in Art & Design. Photographers Assistant.  Self-employment.

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: 25 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year