Key Stage 5 A Level photography

Photography

AQA exam board

Unit 1 –ARTF1

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 –ARTF2

AS Externally Set Assignment

  • 50% of AS, 25% of A Level
  • Supervised time 5 hours
  • 80 marks
  • Work produced will be marked by the centre and moderated by AQA
  • Available in June only

 

A2 Examinations

Unit 3 –ARTF3

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 – ARTF4

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

AS Award 1201A- 1206F

A Level Award 2201A-2206F

Year 12 –Units 1 and 2

The first two units aim to extend learners ability to select and visually record experimenting with both digital and wet based photography and other artistic mediums such as photo montage and collage. Students will then develop their photographic and sketchbook presentation skills and produce a personal portfolio for Unit 1.

In unit 2, students will be given the opportunity to develop their own ideas by selecting an exam question exploring a topic that they find appealing. In unit 2 students undergo a controlled test lasting 5 hours to see how well they can preform under time constraints.

Year 13 –Units 3 and 4

Students will explore a topic in Unit 3 ,under a self directed brief .and write a 1000 word essay describing their artistic journey.

Unit 4 is an exam unit whereby students select an exam question culminating in a three exam to produce a personal response.

Each unit is worth 25% of the total A-level grade.

Files

A_Level_Photography_Specification.pdf