Photography - A Level





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About the course

Develop your creative, visual and practical skills and gain a deeper understanding of both film-based and digital photography while working towards a valuable A Level qualification. You will develop a variety of skills relating to a wide range of aspects such as portraiture, landscape photography, still-life photography and  experimental imagery.

Entry Requirements

  • 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths
  • Art/Photography GCSE grade C
  • Basic photographic awareness, knowledge or experience will be advantageous but not essential
What will I do on this course?

Through lectures, workshops and tutorials you will explore a wide range of photographic practice.

  • Digital post-production (the digital darkroom) will be taught as a matter of course
  • You will extend your artistic digital practice and be able to realise a more commercial output by creating a portfolio
  • You will also visit photographic exhibitions and art galleries
  • Creative development sessions will expand your visual skills into the realm of digital photographic artwork
Who is it for?

This course is part of a full time A Level programme of 4 different subjects and will appeal to Year 11 students who are interested in developing their creative skills using the medium of photography and allied artistic practice.

How Is this course assessed?

Component 1: Portfolio

Component 2: Externally set assignment


What could I do next?

Many students go on to study photography or art at university. Some even enter work in the commercial photographic world.


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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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