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A Level Photography

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level Photography
Code AL Photography
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for learners who have a strong interest in all aspects of photography and digital imagery. Students will have the opportunity to work creatively with 35mm black and white film, digital capture and image editing and manipulation. Students will learn about image analysis and evaluation, critical understanding of photography and its uses of new image specification which embraces emerging technology.

There will be opportunities to visit art galleries and other cultural events and you may have the opportunity to enter your work into exhibitions.


The Units are:

  • How to use a 35mm manual SLR camera
  • Black and white photography skills
  • Studio photography
  • How to support your ideas through image analysis and evaluation
  • Critical understanding of photography and its uses
  • How to mount and present your images
  • Practical work where students build upon their previous experience
  • The use of colour photography and digital imaging

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed by personal investigation and an exam.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 4 in English with an average points score of 3.2 or above with an interest in the subject.

Your next steps...

This course is ideal for students who would like to be a photographer.                 



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