6th Form Photography

Level : 3

BTEC or AS/ A2 levels:  AS/ A2

Grade ranges: A-E

Exam Board: AQA

Method of assessment:

Length of course: 2 years

Information about the course to include units covered

This A-level requires students to choose one endorsement for study throughout AS and A2.

This specification is available for assessment in June.

Unit 1 –Coursework Portfolio

50% of AS, 25% of A-level

No time limit

80 marks

Portfolio of work set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA

Available in June only

Unit 2 – AS Externally Set Assignment

50% of AS, 25% of A-level

Supervised time 5 hours

80 marks

Portfolio of work set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA

Available in June only

Unit 3 –A2 Personal Investigation

25% of A-level

No time limit

80 marks

Personal investigation supported by written element of 1000-3000 words, set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA

Available in June only

Unit 4 – A2 Externally Set Assignment

25% of A-level

Supervised time 15 hours

80 marks

Work produced will be marked by the centre and moderated by AQA

Available in June only

Entry requirements: Grade B or higher in Photography, Grade B or higher in English Language

Possible exit routes: University, Photographer  / TV Camera Operator, Designer, Media Industry