Examination Board: AQA
Course Leader: Mrs J Ruby
Entry Requirements: Minimum 6 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 mainly at Grade 6 or above.
Art at Grade 5 is preferable.
You will develop creative and practical photographic skills and have access to a wealth of free resources. You will learn how to use specialist cameras, lighting and darkroom equipment, and master Adobe Photoshop in our sixth form editing studio.
During the first year you will embark on a journey of photographic discovery, engaging in assignments that
cover the breadth of the subject. The second year involves a greater amount of independent study and you will choose your specialist area to work within. You will develop a ‘personal project’ and a final practical exam project. The course includes trips to London which are really enjoyable days out and invaluable for developing knowledge of photographers.
This course prepares you to go onto a photography diploma, a creative media foundation course and degree level courses; you will also gain analytical and creative thinking skills. Possible careers include Advertising Art Director, Film/Video Editor, Graphic Designer, Magazine Features Editor, Medical Illustrator, Photography, Press Photography and Television Camera Operator.