A picture can speak a thousand words - and we need to think about what we want those words to be saying. Studying Photography A Level will give students the opportunity to critically evaluate images and to produce their own creative, personal and meaningful responses.
Who should study Photography?
- those approaching it from an ‘Art’ background, wishing to extend their creativity within the media of Photography
- those with an interest and aptitude for Media and ICT, who may wish to cement their skills in digital image manipulation and digital art
- those who are intending to study an Art Foundation course after Sixth Form who may wish to study Photography alongside Art, thus creating a substantial portfolio of work
- those looking into careers such as advertising, media, graphic design, architecture, fashion, photography, photojournalism, wildlife photography, fine art photography, medical photography etc
An A*/A or B grade in Art is an ideal, but not essential, starting point. Photography is by no means an ‘easy’ option, and will prove demanding of time - a passion for the subject is a must!
Aims of the Course
Students will learn to look at the world around them in a new light and to evaluate the mass of images we are bombarded with every day. They will analyse the work of others and develop their own unique style as a photographer. Photography sits under the ‘Art’ umbrella and, as such, creativity and experimentation are paramount. Pupils will document their thoughts and images throughout the process and at the end of each unit will present a personal response in the form of a final piece.