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Photography A Level at Greenford High School

Course description

The AS/A2 Photography course is divided into 4 units over 2 years. We aim to give students a wide range of experiences and opportunities, and are keen to encourage the development of strong personal qualities in each student's artwork and photography genre. We find pupils who have achieved a B and above are better equipped to cope with the demands of the subject.

Course content

Year 1 - AS

Unit 1 - 60%
This unit is set by the Art department. Teachers guide students through a number of concepts and practical activities to aid the development of an independent final piece.

Unit 2 - 40%
An externally-set assignment set by Edexcel. Final practical exam of 8 hours is supported by a number of weeks preparation.

Year 2 - A2 Art

Unit 3 - 60%
Students develop their own idea, issue, concept or theme of their choosing, including both practical work and an essay of up to 3000 words;

Unit 4 - 40%
an externally- set assignment set by Edexcel. Final practical exam of 12 hours is supported by a number of weeks preparation.


Entry requirements

  • For School leavers – a minimum of 5 GCSEs to include GCSE Photography at GradeB or above
  • GCSE English at grade B or above would be an advantage
  • Special consideration may be given for those with a suitable art portfolio
  • An online test for non-Greenford students will be required to be completed and posted to the Head of Art.


Future opportunities

Over 70% of our Art students go on to study Art & Design at a higher level, we aim to support photography students in the same way. Subject to teachers' recommendations and a portfolio interview, this course guarantees the offer of a place on the College's post A Level Foundation course in Art & Design. This course is a great platform for a variety of courses that lead to jobs in the Arts,  one of the most lucrative industries in the country.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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