A Level Photography is an exciting course that can lead to careers in photography, fine art, film, media and animation, photojournalism, fashion photography, advertising and photo graphics. This is an excellent course to study if you wish to go on to become a photographer, architect, journalist or a film director.
During this course, you will be encouraged to develop a personalised visual language by observing the world through the lens of a camera. You will also learn how to use sketchbooks and digital portfolios to explore your own creative process by experimenting with imagery and manipulating meanings. You will learn a range of both darkroom techniques and digital processes.
You will also collaborate with other students to learn how to use cameras, studio lighting and digital editing software. Your work will be inspired by the study of other artists and photographers through contextual research and visits to galleries.
As part of the personal investigation component of the A Level, you will be required to produce a minimum 1000-word critical study. At the end of the course your work will be displayed at the annual art exhibition, which celebrates the creativity of you and other students.
- English and Maths minimum Grade 5
- Best 8 including English and Maths, minimum of 48 points, average 6
- Must have a minimum of grade 6 GCSE in the subject you wish to study at A Level and a 7 for Science and Maths
You will need GCSEs in an art-based subject at a grade 9-6. If you have not studied an art-based subject at school, but wish to be considered for the course, you will need to demonstrate your ability and interest in art and bring a portfolio to your interview.
You will be assessed through coursework and controlled assignments. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of coursework and separate controlled assignments.