A Level Photography

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 19
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


You will build on skills learnt at KS4 and work on a larger scale in a more ambitious and meaningful way.

There are opportunities to work with traditional materials, such as paint, print-making, clay and plaster, as well as using digital media for research and developing ideas. 

Throughout the course and for your final exam, you will be expected to work with more independence and choose your own materials, art form and subject matter.

 Exam Board: Edexcel         


The course consists of two main projects

Unit 1 - ‘Autobiography’ (Terms 1-3), where you will be required to produce three main outcomes

Unit 2 -  Externally Set Assignment (Terms 4-5)                                                       

How will it be delivered?

All of the work you complete in lessons and for homework tasks forms part of your coursework.

This accounts for 60% of your final grade. The exam accounts for the remaining 40%. This is set over two days (eight hours) where you will have sixteen weeks to plan and prepare. All work is formally assessed at the end of each unit and again at the end of the course, so there is always the opportunity to improve your grade.

Entry requirements

Preferably a GCSE design subject e.g. Art, Technology, Graphics, Photography, Media Studies grade 5 or higher.  

Above all, you will need to have a healthy enthusiasm for the subject and be prepared to work hard, particularly with independent study.