Throughout the A Level, students will investigate how to create strong images, how to work a camera to its full potential and develop images from a given brief. Through using sketchbooks to display your work and to create ideas, students will use traditional methods and digital techniques to produce images. Students will be assessed on the context of the content and skills presented as well as the importance of process. From the course, students will gain knowledge about camera functions, aperture and shutter speed looking at composition and depth of field using a specialised vocabulary. A part of the course will including investigating different areas of photography, such as portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, fashion, experimental, multimedia, installation or moving image, working independently on chosen themes.
What are the entry requirements?
To study Photography at this level you must meet the general entry requirements. Also, a grade 6 or better in GCSE English Language is required. However, a grade 5 will be reviewed on an individual basis.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Many students go on to study a degree in Photography at university or join our Art Foundation course (see page 84) to further their portfolios, leading to successful careers in the creative industries.
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