The Photography A Level course suits students who are creative and imaginative, able to think aesthetically, work independently and as part of a team, are organised and confident with presentation skills.
Photography allows exploration of both traditional and digital photography and the more technical aspects of work in a darkroom and the use of digital technology. Enrichment opportunities complement this course, including working on location, visiting lecturers, gallery trips and entering competitions.
Although a very practical subject there is also a written element; students are required to analyse and evaluate their own work. During the first year students will work on a range of different projects based on a variety of themes developing skills and knowledge. The second-year comprises of a personal investigation and a 2000-3000 word critical, illustrated essay.
Assessment: 60% personal investigation and 2000-3000 word critical analysis, 40% externally set assignment.
Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and Maths and should be aiming to achieve a minimum grade 6 or equivalent in a Photography related subject.