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Photography A Level at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Photography has changed our world dramatically and has developed from its beginnings in the early 1800s into the complex, fast-moving and exciting world of visual media that pervades the modern world. The technology changes and advances at an astonishing pace; creativity is only limited by your imagination

Course content

What will I learn?Year 12Coursework Portfolio

You will create a portfolio which will include technical instructions and projects exploring themes such as Light and Landscape.  You will learn how to use a digital camera, editing skills such as Photoshop, lighting and studio photography and develop skills in the visual language. You will learn how to evaluate the work of professional photographers and will have the opportunity to develop personal ideas and themes within the criteria set.

Externally set unit of work

 You will be set another assignment by the exam board which includes 5 hours of supervised exam time. You will have a choice of themes for this.

Year 13

Coursework Project

You will carry out a personal investigation into the work of a photographer/artist or a theme in Photography/Art such as portraiture, movement. 

Externally set unit of work

You will be set another assignment by the exam board which includes 15 hours of supervised exam time. In both A2 units, your work will be much more individual and in depth.

The basics...
  • Organised visits and regular photo shoots
  • Explore and develop areas of personal interest
  • Learn about the work of photographers and artists.

Future opportunities

Future careers

  • Journalism
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Advertising 
  • TV 
  • Media.

Further information

You will be examining some of the diverse roles of the lens-based image in society, such as documentary photography, fashion, film and the photographer as artist. The course requires self-discipline and motivation.Each student’s work is the work of a creative individual and will clearly reflect that.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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