Photography A Level

This course develops students as photographers and artists by creating images that are individual, personal and unique in style and content. The Photography teachers believe that anyone with any camera can be a photographer and that anyone can be an artist. You will become more able to present and communicate your thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences. You will learn to manipulate the world including situations, people and light and be adept at selecting equipment and tools to achieve the Photography and Art that you wish.

You will be required to work in one or more areas of photography that may include portraiture, documentary and/or photo-journalism, landscape photography, working from objects, still life or the natural world and experimental imagery.

Students are expected to have a genuine interest in image making and digital photography (which includes the manipulation of images using computers). We work mainly with digital cameras and processing, but with a traditional darkroom available, particularly for extending experimentation opportunities. We are particularly interested in printmaking.

Grade 4 or above in an Arts GCSE preferable but not essential.
60% coursework and 40% practical exam.
Students may go on to degree courses that specialise in many aspects of Art Photography including vocational, creative and editorial approaches, or Foundation Art and Design… but the course is relevant to any career that involves working with images or digital media.

If you study Art and Design (Digital Photography) you may also have the option to study Fine Art, Constructed Textiles, Graphics, or Art and Design. Many students also study Media.

An Overview of Photography A Level