A Level Photography

Course Code: Q100019

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Photography

If you love taking photos and using them to visually communicate, then this is the course for you. Photography A Level encourages you to develop your creative confidence through taking and editing photographs.

Units include:

  • documentary photography
  • studio photography
  • computer image manipulation
  • black and white and colour film
  • history of photography
  • critical analysis
  • photography as an art form and social document
  • traditional darkroom wet photography
  • use of industry standard digital studio equipment and digital processes.

Documenting the world around you by using your A Level studies to develop your skills in a variety of different photographic applications, you will develop technical skills and understanding that can be applied to both current and emerging photographic technology. You will be effectively using both 35mm darkroom black and white wet photography and fully manual digital SLR application with your own camera.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language and an art and design based subject preferred.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

All work is assessed and standardised internally, including the end of course practical examination project, before it is finally moderated by a senior examiner representing the examination board. In this way, rigorous, consistent and fair marking is assured for all students.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Careers in photography include art, advertising, commercial work, editorial, fashion, film, food, forensic, industrial, architectural, aerial, portraiture, wedding photography, sports and Travel.

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