Accessibility links

Art: Photography, A Level (level 3) at Wrotham School

Course description

This is a two year course: Higher Level is the equivalent of one A level and Standard Level is the equivalent of one half A level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).

If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).

Course content

Course description: There are 2 units in total:

Year 1

Skills based projects.  Mini projects set throughout the year on varying themes to develop students photographic and Photoshop skills. 

Year 2

Component 1: Personal investigation  â€“ A practical based project relating to a topic of personal interest submitted with a written essay.

Component 2: Externally set assignment–A project where the theme is set by the examination board.  Students complete there final outcome in an 15 hour exam.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in English.


60% Coursework, 40% Controlled Assessment

Future opportunities

The course provides a broad range of both practical and theoretical topics that would allow students to develop their personal interests in the field. 

Art A levels can open up a variety of options at apprenticeship and university when studied in combination with other subjects. e.g. with maths or physics, this can be an gateway subject for architecture. 

Further information

As with any level 3 qualification, there is an increased demand for students to work independently. Students, therefore, must expect to study outside of lesson time and will be expected to work for approximately five hours a week outside of lessons in order to complete the work to the required grades for most universities and higher apprenticeships.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2018
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course code: Ph
  • Number of planned places: 25