Photography A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
You will be introduced to a range of photographic techniques, styles and genres, including portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, landscape and experimental imagery. This course allows you to apply for a variety of higher education courses and supports a wide range of careers within the creative industry
Topics you will study:
- Sense of Place
- Recreate a masterpiece
- Connected Images
- Macro Photography
- Fashion Photography
- SLR Camera skills
- Experimental Photography
- Light Painting
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: AQA
- Externally set assignment 40%
- Coursework – 60%
Results 2016: 100%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
This course allows students to apply for a variety of Higher Education courses including Foundation Degrees, HNDs and BA degrees in Art, Design and different areas of Photography. Courses such as Documentary Photography, Photographic Art, Fashion Photography, Fine Art, Art Practice, Graphic Design, Animation, Media Studies, Multimedia and Lens Based Media, Film and Television.
This course will develop the essential skills needed for study at a higher level and those needed for employment. Students could leave this course and gain direct entry to a junior position within a photographic studio.
Since 2000, A Levels have been MODULAR courses, which means that exams have been taken in the first and second year of the course. In the past, the first year, or AS year, has contributed to 50% of the overall A Level grade and the remaining 50% contributed to the overall grade at the end of the second year of study.
From September 2015, Photography will change and become LINEAR. This means that all exams will be taken at the end of two years of study. The philosophy of the reform is that the rigour of A levels will not change and in the main the breadth and depth of content will not change. These changes aim to prepare young people better for the demands of employment and further study. They will give pupils, parents, teachers, universities and employers greater confidence in the integrity and reliability of our qualifications system.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.