Photography is a discipline that is strongly embedded within the Art curriculum at the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 levels. Students learn basic skills in photography within their Art lessons in order to enhance their skillset and further inform their own artwork in a personal and meaningful way.
The Art Department is pleased to offer a qualification in A level Photography beginning the academic year of 2020-2021. This course utilises a strong foundation in art theory in order to develop skills within practical photography, manual and digital photomanipulation, and critical analysis and evaluation of photographs. Students will explore a range of photographic processes based in still photography and will have the opportunity to explore film-making if desired.
Similar to A level Art, students studying Photography are expected to be independent learners, devising their own ideas and themes for photoshoots and outcomes. Subjects to be studied are personalised to each individual’s skills, interests, and future aspirations. Many students that select A level Photography have a strong interest in the fields of Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Film/Animation, Media, and Advertising and find this course beneficial to help them prepare for related careers.
Potential industries with careers linking to photography include:
- Art and design
- Commercial/event photography
- Journalism and related media
- Graphic design
- Web design and content management
- Social media management
- Marketing and advertising