All about our Photography A Level Yr 1 course:

A taste...

This course supports students to develop technical camera, studio and darkroom skills. You will also develop creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, team work, verbal and written communication and handling of numerical data.

The details

The course is taught in a computer room equipped with Adobe CS6. In our darkroom and studio, students print and exhibit their work using a professional large format printer.

How is this course assessed?

The portfolio of work and final piece is assessed by the teacher and an external examiner. The second year includes one essay of 1000-3000 words. There is also a focus on peer and self-assessment.

What Enrichment activities support this course?

The course involves trips to galleries, photography visits and talks from professionals.

What about careers?

Photographer (e.g. wedding, fashion, portrait) medical or forensic imaging (if taken with science), Graphic Designer, Studio assistant, lighting assistant, camera person, director of photography, Art Director, teaching.

Which other courses does this combine well with?

Media, Journalism, Graphics, Art, Film, English, History.