Last updated: October 17th, 2023



Teachers of Photography

  • Mr J Sharp (Curriculum Leader)

Reasons to Study Photography

Photography A Level is a highly creative course offering a hands-on practical experience every lesson. The course is 100% coursework, developing your skills in camera techniques, composition, both still and moving digital image, studio and location lighting and postproduction image manipulation. You will develop a contextual understanding of creative processes within the creative industry to inspire and influence your own personal investigations. Photography A Level develops a wide range of artistic skills, analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills which will be useful at university and future careers. By the end of the course, you will have produced a professional portfolio of photographs, presentations and written analysis.

Career Paths

Often students will follow up the Photography ‘A’ Level with a Foundation course in Art and Design or go for direct entry to University.

Photography will assist students in applying to Arts and Media courses.

Photography can lead to a number of career areas:

  • Fashion or advertising photography
  • Sports photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Fine art photography
  • Forensic/medical photography
  • Film and television
  • Graphic design
  • Animation
  • Photographic processing and printing
  • Web Design

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Outline of Course