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A Level Photography

Alevel Photography

Course outline

Photography can be provocative, heart-warming, challenging and eye-opening. This course is for you if you want to understand how to use a camera to capture a shot or a scene perfectly in different conditions. You’ll be a creative person, who enjoys experimenting with new techniques and styles.

This course has an experimental and practical approach designed to build on your existing skills. Working in our industry standard IT suites, you'll be using the most up-to-date packages to enhance and develop your photographs. Getting you into focus for your career, which is just a click away!

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

The course is experimental and practical in approach and is designed to build on your existing skills.

Topics include:

  • History of photography (equipment, materials, photographers and photographic movements)
  • General photographic theory
  • Darkroom skills for black and white photography
  • Digital photography
  • Using Photoshop
  • Photographic contextual studies.

How to apply for this course

Apply now for the A Level Programme. You will choose your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date


The Lace Market


Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme (2 Years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000513


A Level Photography


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.

To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.

One of your GCSEs must be a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE Art and Design or Photography or Textiles.

If you have not previously studies Art and Design or Photography or Textiles a portfolio will be required.

Teaching & assessment

You’ll undertake a combination of coursework, personal investigation and a controlled test.

  • AS Level: two coursework assignments supported by developmental work; controlled assignment.
  • A Level: a major coursework assignment, supported by developmental work and a sketchbook personal investigation; controlled assignment.

You could progress to a related higher education course such as photography, media or art and design.

There are lots of career opportunities open to you such as a professional photographer in fashion, nature, portrait, events, fine art, commercial and many other genres.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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