What is Photography?
Digital Photography is a creative subject in which you are expected to produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas including portraiture, landscape photography, still-life photography, documentary photography, photo-journalism, experimental imagery, photographic installation, video, television and film.
Who is it for?
It is for those who like to be practical and creative and wish to express themselves in a personal manner. It may be part of your career route or a satisfying alternative to more academic work. It is essential students own their own compact digital camera (a minimum 6MP) or SLR.
What is studied?
Students will study the formal elements; line, colour, texture and pattern. They will develop image manipulation ICT skills and how to create dynamic compositions through a number of themes. They will consider the work of artists, designers and photographers to enhance your learning and creative understanding, as well as photography in an historical context.
2 year A-Level Course
Year 1 September – May
Exploration of skills both with the camera and through Photoshop, development of personal ideas
Year 1 June – Year 2 January
Component 1 Personal Investigation
60% of the A-Level
Year 2 February
Component 2 Externally Set Assignment
Preparatory Time + 15 hour examination
40% of the A-Level