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A-Level (AS/A2) in Photography at Archbishop Holgate's School

Course description

This course is delivered in partnership with All Saints school.

Qualities & Skills students will require: • Study of Art at GCSE level C or above is preferable. • A commitment and interest in the subject of photography • Ability to meet deadlines • Able to produce quality work and have the motivation to improve • Good organisation skills • A willingness to experiment in both the chemical and digital photography A brief outline of the course: Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic techniques. The units of work offer students the opportunity to explore 5 key areas of photography: • Portraiture • Documentary and/or photo-journalism • Landscape (urban, rural and/or coastal environment • Working from objects, still life or from the natural world • Experimental imagery Students will explore and develop their use of visual language; respond to an issue, theme, concept, or idea; appreciate use of cameras, film, lenses, filters and lighting; and gain an understanding of techniques related to the developing and printing of photographic imagery. They must also show an appreciation of historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres in photography. Work will be presented through the use of sketchbooks/workbooks/journals. The course is assessed through completion of 2 units at AS and then at A2 level. The last unit of each year is a controlled test. What careers can it lead to? Journalism, fashion, research, film, TV, media work, fine art.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us on 01904 411341 or email (sixthform@, your school/college careers staff or get further information and advice from Alternatively please go to the All Saints RC School website for direct information (

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Holgate's School directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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