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Photography A Level at St Cuthbert Mayne School

Course description

Photography is a fun and exciting course that enables you to analyse and critically understand the work of photographs you have researched and annotate and discuss the work of linked concepts. It is recommended that if you take this subject you purchase a camera of some sort (digital/SLR) which will help with your studies outside of lesson time. Don’t worry if this is not the case as we have some in school you can use. At the end of the course an exhibition will be put up displaying the amazing photographs you have taken for friends and family to see. Some pupils in previous years have sold some of their photographs!

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSE Grades, including Grad 9 – 4 English and Mathematics
GCSE Art & Design/Photography Grade A* - C


Your final unit is your exam where the exam board will send you a list of possible starting points. You must select one of these starting points and develop a unit of work from this starting point in the same way you have done in Unit 1 and Unit 2.
You are marked on your ability to demonstrate how effective you have been at showing the four assessment components in each of the units you produce. A01 which shows critical and contextual understanding looking at the work of others and analysing, A02 is how you have refined your project through editing and print screens, A03 relates to contacts where you must show evidence of your photographs and A04 is your final response and evaluation (final photographs and exhibition).

Future opportunities

There are many possible job opportunities such as wild life photographer, fashion photographer, press photographer, weddings or food photography, many relate to setting up your own business (some pupils have done this already) the list is endless!!!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Cuthbert Mayne School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2017

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