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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

Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply". You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date

Location:

The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Date:

Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme (2 Years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000513

Location:

The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Date:

Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme Intensive (1 Year)

Course code: C000453 / Q000513

Qualification

A Level Photography

Duration

1 or 2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

2 year A Level Programme:

  • 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

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • One of your GCSEs must be a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE Art and Design or Photography or Textiles
  • Complete a successful interview

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

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

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.
Progression

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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