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Photography A level at Edgbarrow School

Course description

Photography is an art based course and is assessed through its creative content. Students are taught how to use a digital SLR camera and how to manipulate images in Photoshop, a digital program designed specifically for photography. Students are required to submit one unit of coursework within a portfolio of work. There is also an examination project which begins in February of the second year and ends at the beginning of May. Students will be able to borrow a digital SLR camera, however it is strongly recommended that students have access to either a Digital SLR or compact camera.

Course content

In the initial stage of the course students have set lessons expanding their skills base and developing their portfolio. As the course progresses, students will be set themed projects, which are mainly self-led with teaching on a one to one basis.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are in line with those needed to study Level 3 subjects in the Sixth Form. GCSE Art at grade C or above is highly recommended.


Component 1 - The Coursework Portfolio and Personal Assignment is worth 60% of your overall grade. It is marked on a regular basis throughout the course, in order to allow students to develop work to overcome any shortfall in their submission.

Component 2 - an examination project worth 40% is taken in May of the second year.


Future opportunities

Students have the opportunity to study photography at a higher level and work in journalism, design and teaching as well as the opportunity to work as an independent professional photographer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 October 2016

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