As a student of photography you will develop your intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capabilities through a varied and personalised curriculum.

You will develop investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills alongside gaining aesthetic understanding and critical judgement. These skills will enable you to grow independently, developing, refining and communicating your own ideas and presenting your own personal outcomes.

Through your practical experience of working with a broad range of media such as DSLR, 35mm, Photoshop and art based materials you will develop your interest and enthusiasm for the arts, gaining an awareness of the processes and contexts in which they operate.

Your knowledge and experience of the creative industries and real-world contexts will be developed through visits and project briefs that increase your understanding of the roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art, craft and design.

You will apply the skills you have developed through your coursework, practical projects for AS and a Personal Investigation for A Level, and your exam where you choose and respond to a question through a practical project.


Students can go on to complete foundation diplomas in art and design or lens based media. They can also go onto study photography; illustration; fashion photography; graphic design; photo journalism; forensic photography at university.


Fashion photographer; magazine photographer; graphic designer; freelance photographer; photo journalism; a career within TV.

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Photography or Art, or portfolio.


All units at both AS and A Level are internally marked and moderated with other academies and then externally moderated by the exam board.

Opportunities for work related activities

Trips to exhibitions to view work. Trips to provide opportunities for location shoots.

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