In A level photography, students will explore traditional methods and digital techniques. The course offers you an opportunity to express your imagination and creativity through the use of a variety of techniques and skills focusing on your chosen subject areas. You will develop a further understanding of the visual world and develop in-depth research skills.

Entry Requirements

4 in GCSE art

If GCSE Art has not been taken, entry will be judged based on a portfolio of evidence


Work will be assessed through coursework and examinations


An A level in photography can lead to a career as a photographer, to work in a commercial photographic organisation, a range of image production roles, journalism and the television industry.

Researching the work of other photographers and artists is an integral part of the investigating process. You will also visit exhibitions, museums and galleries and participate in workshops by professional photographers. Evidence of your experimentation and development of skills will be documented in a work journal or sketch book showing your investigation, research and how you have arrived at a meaningful conclusion. You will be able to select your final prints for an exhibition.