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Photography AS/A2 Level at Deyes High School

Course description

Portraits, still life, landscape, editorial, fashion, photojournalism, reportage, and studio the list of subjects is endless. Digital photography involves manipulating images using packages such as Adobe Photoshop and we embrace all the new photographic trends.

You will have the opportunity at AS to research and develop your photography skills whilst experimenting with digital imagery and at A2 you can develop these interests and skills further. Students are encouraged to explore media to the full in order to best express their ideas.

Course content

Photography lessons tend to focus on the development of skills. Experimental work using Adobe Photoshop to manipulate the imagery, ideas and research of other photographers work is essential to the development of a successful outcome.

An initial coursework project designed to aid the transition and development of skills will be the first Unit of work that you complete. In year 13 you will work on a project that has been agreed in conjunction with the Photography Department. This Personal project should allow you to work to your strengths and to showcase your work.

We also have our own Pinterest account DeyesHighArt which is managed by the Learning Manager for Art. A wide variety of visual imagery is collated into groups by topic for students to use as stimulation for completing their own work.

You can also follow the Department on Twitter @DeyesArt where we celebrate and share students' work as well as uploading youtube clips and exemplar work to stimulate your photography work.

Entry requirements

Grade C in English.


You will be assessed on your Coursework portfolio at the end of years 12 and 13. You will also complete a Unit of work that you will research over a six week period before completing a timed exam piece. All work is internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to study the Art Foundation National Diploma, and then access Higher Education. There are many universities offering courses relating to Photography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Deyes High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years