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Photography A Level at St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls

Course description

The main purpose of any course in photography is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond to it in a personal and creative way.

You will enjoy this course if:

You wish to undertake further studies in photography, usually at Art College or further education.

You are looking to take up a career for which a photography background is relevant. These might include advertising and publishing.

You have an interest and aptitude for the subject, but do not intend to take the subject beyond the AS or A level.

The skills you will develop will be varied. Among them you will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology within photography. You will develop the skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings using photography. You will develop your imaginative and creative powers and your experimental, analytical and documenting skills. You will also develop a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and understanding of the place of photography in history and in contemporary society. Students will develop skills to enable project based thematic enquiry and response, sequential development of ideas, expressive response offering unrestricted exploration and development. Visual research, analysis, observation and recording offering opportunities to work in a range of media. Critical appraisal and analysis are key to success in this course.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics. Students should have a genuine interest in photography and should have ideally followed a GCSE Art course achieving a grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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