Examination body: AQA

Photography is a popular A Level choice, providing you with the opportunity to focus on a range of processes involved in the use of the digital medium. This is an art-based A level, and whilst you do not need to have taken Art at GCSE, you would be expected to have a small portfolio of your own work. You would be invited to come and have informal chat about the course and be prepared to talk about your work and photography, and also photographers who inspire you. Throughout the course you will be expected to have access to your own DSLR camera and to print your own work for your sketchbook.

At Hull Collegiate School you will have access to the Adobe CC suite and will be using Photoshop and Illustrator in combination with our Wacom Cintiq tablets. Other resources available to you includes digital cameras & lenses and studio lighting facilities.
The department offers an open-door policy for Sixth Form pupils, which means that you can access the photography facilities at any time during the school week.

The course is enhanced by various opportunities to enter school competitions, undertake gallery visits both locally and nationally. You will be expected to contribute to regular displays within school and assist at events such as Prize Giving, where photography is required.

Entry Requirements

  • Standard Sixth Form entry requirement 
  • Grade 5 GCSE Art
  • Pupils without GCSE Art will be required to show a small portfolio of selected work which they have undertaken independently, or complete a summer project for submission post GCSE results.

Delivery and assessment

This course is assessed by coursework and examined units which are both assessed and marked in school and externally moderated by a visiting examiner to the school.