Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA
This course is designed to develop your technical skills in digital photography and photo editing. You will gain greater aesthetic awareness and appreciation of the compositional strategies used in the specialism. You will have the opportunity to record ideas and observations and develop work informed by photographers, artists and designers. You will also experiment with media and materials and, review and refine your work. You will learn to use analytical language when discussing your work and the work of others.
Many careers involve some aspect of visual imaging. Specific career paths include; journalism, radiography, survey, commercial arts, advertising and graphic design. The skills gained in the study of photography at this level, such as analysis, evaluation, discussion and presentation, are highly transferable.
Personal investigation 60%
Externally set assignment 40%
Photography enrichment, mini masterclasses, life drawing, visiting artists, live briefs.
Various trips to art galleries in Salisbury, London and beyond
Student Financial Contribution: £50 per year for materials
Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above
Þ At least grade 5 in a GCSE art-related subject
What Our Students Think
“Photography is an outlet for unlimited expression, experimentation, exploration and development.”
Chantelle, previously Sarum Academy