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ART & DESIGN - PHOTOGRAPHY at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

During the two-year Photography A Level, students will encounter a broad range of techniques and processes, and develop skills, ideas and experiences that support their creation of high-quality photography. Work produced on this course will demonstrate the use of creative skills to develop individual thoughts, feelings, observations and
ideas within their projects.

Course content

The course will introduce students to all aspects of photography which could include portraiture; landscape photography (working from the urban, rural, and/or coastal environment); still-life photography (working from objects or from the natural world); documentary photography; photojournalism; fashion photography; experimental
imagery; multimedia; photographic installations; and moving image (video, film, animation). Students will learn vital photographic skills as well as studying the work of other photographers and artists to inspire their work. They will learn analytical skills in studying the work of others, as well as creating meaningful collections of their own.

Entry requirements

5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).
Achieving a standard pass or higher in GCSE Art or Design is desirable.


All work is finally assessed at the end of Year Two

Component 1 - Personal Investigation
96 marks
60% of A Level

NEA (non-exam assessment): portfolio of work,
final outcome(s) and 1000-3000 word essay

Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment (non-exam assessment followed by 15-hour external exam)

96 marks
40% of A Level

Portfolio of preparatory work, and a final outcome generated in a 15-hour exam  session in the summer

Further information

For further details or guidance speak to Mr Boulton or any member of the Art Team

Telephone Boston Spa Sixth Form to make an appointment on 01937 846612


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: 09 November 2018
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