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Photography A Level at Southern Consortium Sixth Form

Course description

All Photography units are delivered through coursework over two years and will be allocated a proportionate amount of time to complete.

The coursework enquiry exploits ICT colour digital imagery, using professional software. Students are expected to take their negotiated personal developments into quality silk-screen outcomes.

There is a mandatory requirement that students keep a work journal for each of the units. The journals should contain evidence of the personal development of the student’s ideas including reference to the work of a variety of photographers and show an understanding of meanings and context. It should also reflect the student’s ability to make skilled and sensitive judgements using imagery and notation.


Unit 1: Art and Design Coursework: Students should submit supporting studies, a linked personal study of 1000-3000 words and practical outcomes from personal starting points. Work to be submitted for final teacher assessment. Centre marks are submitted to Edexcel in advance of sample moderation.

Unit 2: Art and Design Externally Set Assignment: Students should submit supporting studies and practical outcome(s) in response to the given theme. The externally set paper will be available to centre staff during January of each year as a paper copy and through the secure content section of the website. The timed element of twelve (15) hours is carried out under controlled conditions at any time at the centre’s discretion after the papers are released to students. All Units are assessed in school and verified through external moderation.

Future opportunities

This course leads directly to Foundation and Degree courses in Photography at University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southern Consortium Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2017
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