The AS/A2 Level photography course is an endorsed Art and Design specialisation. You will be
encouraged to use formal elements and creative skills in your artwork therefore giving visual form
to individual thoughts, feelings and ideas. Your camera will be the equivalent to a paintbrush!
This is a very challenging course, for the AS you will need to learn new technical skills as well as
using artistic creativity. You will study;
-Usinga 35mmSingle Lens Reflex Camera.
-Studio lighting techniques.
-Black and white developing and printing.
-Digital photography and photomanipulation.
-Artist Research and Critical analysis.
In A2 you will continue to develop these skills to a higher level, you will also learn more advanced
techniques of taking photographs and printing.
You will be assessed through your completed workbook or journal and series of final pieces using
the AQA Assessment Objectives. The course structure is as follows.
Module Title Description of work/Assessment Completed
Autobiography Learning of all skills, sketchbook & final piece – AQA assessment Jan Yr 12
AS Exam Evidence of all skills learnt under controlled conditions – 5 Hours May Yr12
Contextual Studies Development of Skills, sketchbook & final piece – AQA assessment Jan Yr13
A2 Exam Evidence of all skills learnt under controlled conditions – 15 Hours May Yr13