Ideally you will have a keen interest in all aspects of photography from film photography to digital and social media photography. Students taking this subject have access to a professionally equipped studio and the use of bookable industry standard equipment, studios and a dark room to fully realise their creative potential.
You can also join a range of creative academies to further enhance your skillset. These include media, music, design, fashion and photography.
The course involves a variety of practical, theoretical and historical perspectives relating to photography as art, communication and illustration. Both analogue and digital photography are taught on this course
ACTIVITY SHEET – Click to download activities designed to give you a deeper understanding of the subject.
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range, including maths and English. You must demonstrate a strong interest in photography via a portfolio of photographs. Ownership of a digital camera with manual mode is advantageous but not essential.
You will be assessed through coursework and project work that is evidenced through sketchbooks and a portfolio of images, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exam will be made up of a 15 hour practical exam at the end of the year. You will create exam preparatory work from February up to the exam date.
A materials and studio fee is collected when you enrol and there are additional costs if you take part in residential trips. The materials/studio fee covers part of the extensive consumables we use on the course, from sketchbooks to darkroom chemicals.
You will be able to pursue a range of higher education opportunities, career paths or apprenticeships in the creative sector as well as across a range of other sectors. You can also remain at the College and study our FdA Media Production through the University Centre Somerset.
A Levels (English Language, History & Photography)
Thursday 10 June 2021