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Photography A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy

Course description

Exam Board AQA

Course content

Photography A-level is a qualification that demonstrates an eye for
composition, creative flair and modern conceptual thinking. These
are essential attributes for anyone interested in a career in the
creative industries, which are currently the UK’s largest employers.
Students will be expected to work exceptionally hard to create
high quality and meaningful photographs inspired by a range of
exciting, contemporary and often controversial artists and themes.
Students will need to match the time spent in class with
independent photography and sketchbook work in order to create
work of the quality and quantity necessary for A-level. They will need
to visit art galleries, exhibitions, and museums independently as well
as on organised school trips. Students are advised to gain primary
research by contacting photographers first hand and finding out
for themselves how they work. Photography students need to have
access their own SLR camera ideally both film and digital, their own
external hard drive, boxes of photographic printing paper and lightsensitive
paper, as well an extensive range of their own materials for
journal making, and an A2 portfolio for storing and displaying prints.
They should also consider collecting props/

Entry requirements

41.5+ APS. B In GCSE Photog raphy


Portfolio of work completed over the duration of the course: 60%
– Response to an externally set assignment: 40%

Future opportunities

Photographer, journalist, artist, designer, critic, researcher,
interiors, fashion, stylist, illustrator, entrepreneur, events, film,
theatre, hair, make-up

Further information

Useful course combinations
Media Studies, English Literature, Drama, History

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years