Photography is a creative subject – a student of Photography will need to be willing to experiment with a range of media and approaches to image making.
Photography develops skills including problem solving, visual image analysis, evaluation and independent planning. This makes it an excellent subject when applying to university and people with an A Level in Photography have gone on to study a wide range of subjects including Photography, Animation, Media Studies, Education, Graphic Design, Fashion and Journalism.
It has been a very popular subject in the College for a number of years. The Design Studio used for the Photography course is superbly equipped with a suite of Apple Mac computers and industry standard editing software (including Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator and Lightroom).
We follow the AQA specification. This course gives you the opportunity to develop independent and personal projects alongside developing a firm skills base.
In the first year you will explore the following areas of photography:
In the second year you will be given the opportunity to be more independent in your chosen theme and develop your own brief for your personal investigation.
You will be assessed on coursework as well as an externally set, controlled assignment completed under exam conditions. You will also be assessed on your personal investigation.
Minimum 64444 including 6 in GCSE Art, Graphics or Photography.