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Photography A Level at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

Photography students will explore traditional dark room techniques and digital photography within their course. They will be introduced to the CS5 Photoshop suite and will produce high quality imagery through comprehensive investigations into chosen subject matters. The study of artists and crafts people will aid student's understanding of the art world which will be enhanced by a trip to a London art gallery. Written responses to such experiences will be of an A Level English format, requiring students to undertake several essays and written assignments throughout the course. This will culminate in the creation of a major final piece in reflection of the journey they have taken through the programme. At the end of each year students will hold an exhibition open to the public.

Entry requirements

Open to students who have gained at least a grade B in an art-based GCSE subject and a grade B in GCSE English. Students who have studied photography at GCSE would be at an advantage; however, this is not a prerequisite for the course.


  • AS Component 1: Coursework (50% of the total A2 marks)
  • AS Component 2: Controlled assignment (50% of the total A2 marks)
  • A2 Component 1: Coursework and 1000-3000 word Dissertation (60% of the total A2 marks)
  • A2 Component 2: Controlled assignment (40% of the total A2 marks)

Future opportunities

There are a wealth of career opportunities following art-based A Levels in the creative industries at higher education; art therapist, interior decorator, architect, automotive designer, teacher, university lecturer, art practitioner, freelance photographer, illustrator, fashion photographer, fashion journalist, gallery curator, advertiser, graphic designer, layout designer, website designer and sports photographer amongst others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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