Photography is offered as an Art and Design A level endorsement.

Through themes such as portraiture, landscape, still life and documentary, pupils will have the opportunity to develop personal responses creating work using a range of photographic media, techniques and processes.  Pupils are taught both traditionally and new technologies building up a portfolio of artwork.

Pupils will be assessed through the four assessment objectives which have equal weighting.

Course Content

We have skilled and highly trained staff with good facilities for delivering the subject successfully.

The course is very exciting, allowing pupils the opportunities to:

  • Explore elements of visual language, line, form, colour, pattern and texture in the context of photography
  • Respond to an issue, theme, concept or idea
  • Discover appreciation of viewpoint, composition, depth of field and other photographic techniques
  • Be able to discern appropriate use of camera, film, lenses, filters and lighting

During the course, pupils are exposed to how ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed using photography, the historical and contemporary development and different styles and genres.