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    Hello,

    I am thinking I may have failed maths, however I think my other two subjects geography and ICT went well. So I'm thinking that as a backup (I'm taking a gap year anyway) to do photography in my gap year. I am an enthusiastic photographer and videographer and make YouTube videos in my spare time as a hobby anyway so I doubt I would need much teaching, my girlfriend studies the subject and just finished her AS year. I want to get the a level and was wondering if it is possible to just do the a level year? If so where can I do it? Can I just sit my exam in a centre and get the centre to mark my project work? Or would I have to go to a college if so any suggestions near bury in Manchester. My college doesn't offer photography and I've sent emails to a few and they said they couldn't do it.
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    Hello,

    I am thinking I may have failed maths, however I think my other two subjects geography and ICT went well. So I'm thinking that as a backup (I'm taking a gap year anyway) to do photography in my gap year. I am an enthusiastic photographer and videographer and make YouTube videos in my spare time as a hobby anyway so I doubt I would need much teaching, my girlfriend studies the subject and just finished her AS year. I want to get the a level and was wondering if it is possible to just do the a level year? If so where can I do it? Can I just sit my exam in a centre and get the centre to mark my project work? Or would I have to go to a college if so any suggestions near bury in Manchester. My college doesn't offer photography and I've sent emails to a few and they said they couldn't do it.
    In theory yes. but in reality it looks impractical


    This is an example of A level photography course

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    Lets say you are supremely able and could do the work.

    The difficulty is that a substantial part is coursework and there are supervised exams. That means finding someone to mark it and supervise you.

    A college and school require it to be done in two years and you would also be liable for the fees to fund it. Its basically not worth the hassle for them to try and fit to your intense course requirements.

    An alternative strategy might be if they agreed to mark it for you, but I can just see them not being interested.. You could ask them though someone might be willing? Alternatively ring the exam board and ask if it knows of an test centres that might do the assessment. Photography in itself is a very niche course. I would also be wary of how universities regard the course as being too soft. It might be ok for a design orientated course, but seen as too soft for other courses.

    You should check entrance requirements.


    If you want to pick up an additional A level then it should be one without practicals, which you can teach yourself. RE is a popular one.
 
 
 
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