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Photography A level at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

This is an art and design-based A level that specialises in a range of lens-based media including: printing and processing, black and white, Photoshop, and digital media, film, location work, studio work and creative experimental work.

Course content

This course is practical and the first year involves the production of two units including a range of workshops exploring key genres in photography including projects exploring portraiture, landscapes and street. There is a timed, controlled practical examination, where you will choose from a range of themes.

In the second year, you will specialise in your chosen area of photography and write a supporting essay, as well as a practical examination.

Entry requirements

  • G Score : 34
  • GCSE English : C/5 (preferred)
  • A portfolio of photographs


Exam Board - OCR

Future opportunities

You can progress onto a Foundation Diploma course or a degree in a range of art-based subjects, and careers in photography, including photojournalism, studio photography and advertising photography.


Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

There are visits to galleries, museums, degree shows, workshops, location work in Central London and a beach location, opportunities to meet and work with professional photographers. There is also a field trip abroad – previously Venice, Barcelona and Paris.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 January 2017
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