Photography is a creative course that allows students to develop a passion for showing the world in a different light. Each student will need access to a camera with fully manual settings for independent shoots. There is a strong technical element to this course with regard to understanding camera settings and manipulating images through Photoshop.
The course includes visits to galleries and related workshops.
Students produce a series of mini projects to develop technical skills and explore a range of approaches to photography. The coursework portfolio (worth 60%) includes critical analysis, recording project development through power points, sketchbooks and experimental studies, and concluding with highly refined final images. The final exam (worth 40%) takes the form of an externally set project which includes a preparation period followed by a 10 hour controlled assessment.
Students produce a portfolio of work (worth 60%) based on a theme or issue of personal interest. The final exam (worth 40%) takes the form of an externally set project which includes a preparation period followed by a 15 hour controlled assessment.
An A-Level in Photography provides foundation skills for a wide range of careers that involve the visual arts. This course could provide a pathway into a career such as an animator, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, product designer, production designer or even a role in theatre, television or film.