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Level 3

A Level Photography


The A level course offers students the opportunity to learn about the history of photography, its techniques and processes and how to apply an understanding of visual language and the formal elements. We want students to experience the magic of the darkroom as well as the wonders of digital processing when they are “drawing with light”. This will support our students in learning how to develop a sophisticated body of work in the 2nd year. Over the course of the two years, areas explored include:
• Film-based photography • Digital photography / dark room • Moving image (Film, video, animation) • Multimedia • Studio Photography • Experimental imagery • Photographic installation • Students will be required to work in one or more of the disciplines to communicate their ideas. Drawing and other materials processes • The word photography could be taken to mean ‘a graphic representation with light’;. In this way a photograph can take on the qualities of a drawing. In the context of this endorsed title, drawing forms an essential element of both development and final product. • A camera can record the observed world but is not able on its own to explore ideas. • Students must reflect on, refine and apply the observations they make with a camera, and determine which tools or techniques are most appropriate in their exploration of ideas. • Photography includes works in film, video, digital imaging and light- sensitive materials.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including English Language and a grade 4 in an Art based subject.


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