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Photography, A Level
What will I do on this course?
You will experience a range of photographic approaches and skills including digital and analogue camera work, Adobe programmes, studio-based work and darkroom. You will investigate a range of experimental artistic styles and grow your skillset as a photographer through varied subject matter.
You will be expected to do a large amount of work in your own time, as the subject encourages a unique and individualistic approach. You are expected to show critical contextual understanding, creative making and reflective recording through written, visual and other forms.
How will I be assessed?
There is an end-of-year assessment during your first year that determines progression into the second year. During your second year you will be assessed through coursework (60%) and controlled assignment (40%).
What could I do after this course?
You could progress to degrees including Photography in Practice at University Centre Weston, or even the pre-degree Art and Design Foundation Diploma at the College. In addition, there are numerous professions within this field, including photographer, technician, educator and curator.
Remember, as this is an A Level course you will need to choose 2 additional A Levels to study alongside this course
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
Take a look at a day in the life of our A-level student Rosie!
Occupations related to Photography, A Level
Photographer, Audio-visual or Broadcasting Equipment Operator
Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.
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What our students say
Jamela, A Levels: Applied Science, Sociology, Psychology
“The facilities at the College are great. I especially like LibraryPlus; it’s always quiet so you can concentrate on your work and you have access to the best resources.”
Jamela says that the College has taught her how to work independently, but adds that support is always there when needed. She says that her tutor has been really effective in helping her decide on her plans for the future, which she is very grateful for.
What next? After completing her A Levels, Jamela plans to go to the University of the West of England, to study Psychology.
Former school: Worle