A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond.
Photography A Level is designed to enable you to explore both traditional and digital photography, you will learn both the technical and creative skills used in photography, whist also exploring other photographers work and the uses of contemporary lens based image making.
ART1 (60% Coursework Portfolio) This is an adventurous and open programme of study that promotes personal exploration, experimentation and opportunities for productive personal expression. Students are given exploratory experience of working within different processes and disciplines (film and digital). Areas of study include:
- Portraiture, documentary and/or photo-journalism
- Landscape photography (urban/rural)
- Still life/natural world
- Experimental imagery/darkroom techniques ART2 (40% Controlled Assignment) This allows the student to select a preferred task, issue, creative problem, written or visual stimulus and to apply the knowledge, understanding learnt during the year. Students are required to demonstrate skills that they have learned to produce within a set time frame, an appropriate outcome, which demonstrates their best achievement.
5 GCSE grades A-C including English language (grade 5), maths and an average GCSE score calculation of 5.3 Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Merit or Distinction It would be helpful, but not essential, to have some experience of photography
With a qualification in Photography you could go into Higher Education, Art Foundation and/or work in the Art industry including design, teaching etc.