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Photography A Level at Upton Court Grammar School

Course description

The AQA Photography qualification is a practical course that is suitable for students who wish to develop their interest in and enjoyment of Photography, fostering its value in lifelong learning. It would be advisable to have access to an SLR camera which produces unrivalled image quality. Candidates can choose to produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas include portraiture, landscape photography, still - life photography, documentary photography, photo - journalism, experimental imagery, photographic installation, video, television and film. The emphasis on this course is learning through practical tasks where you will have opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. Students are expected to be ambitious and approach their subject with great enthusiasm .


Component 1 (A level only ) This personal investigation consists of coursework with no time limit and is worth 60% of the marks. Students develop work based on an idea, issue or concept and it must be supported by between 1000 and 3000 of wri tten work.

Component 2 (A level only) An art assignment is set worth 40% of the A level and students choose a question to be used as a starting point for investigation In May students then have 15 hours of supervised time to produce a finished outcome for their chosen theme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Court Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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