A-Level Photography

Did You Know?

1.81 trillion photos are taken worldwide every year, which equals 57,000 per second

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board


"From learning the techniques of the camera to exploring different creative pathways, photography has taught me the beauty hidden behind the lense. I have been taught by an amazing teacher and supported throughout the course". - Gurneeka Riyait



Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% exam

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE or BTEC in an art, media, or design-based subject, or a keen interest in photography with a portfolio of work. It is advised students have their own DSLR camera for the course. A camera can be bought through college and a payment scheme is in place allowing the cost to be shared into monthly payments.

What will I study?

You will learn about various photographic techniques, and put them into practice. Students can work in one or more areas, including portraiture, landscape photography, still life photography, photojournalism, and fashion photography. You will complete a personal investigation, creating a portfolio of work, and sit an externally set practical assignment, supported by written material. We will look at a wide range of historical and contemporary photographers, artists, designers and craftspeople.

What next?

The course will help students wishing to undertake further studies in photography or art. Students could also progress into other design-related subjects, including graphic design, architecture, and fashion.

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