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Photography A Level at Sidmouth College

Course description

Students will be introduced to pF"3tographic & film media and also techniques such as composition, lighting, colour and images. They will get to experiment with state of the art technology such as Adobe Photoshop Creative suite6. Our darkroom facility offers the opportunity to create photography using the traditional darkroom and chemical techniques including making your own pinhole cameras and processing your own photographs and film as well as other mixed media techniques. 

In addition, students will explore relevant images and resources relating to Photography as well as a wide range of art and design, both from the past and more recent times. . This will all be part of the investigating and making process and will culminate in the production of original photographic works of their own. We will also go to London and on an internatonal trip ( such as Paris, Barcelona) to understand better the work of leading artists and cement your understanding of the subject.

Course content

  • portraiture
  • landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)
  • still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world)
  • documentary photography, photojournalism
  • fashion photography
  • experimental imagery
  • multimedia
  • photographic installation moving image (video, film, animation).

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have S GCSE's A-C. It is only advantageous to have Art or photography GCSE, a passion for the subject is more valuable.


Your work will be assessed using 4 assessment objectives. The A level consists of personal study and an externally set assignment from February 2018 of which 15 hours are carried out under examination conditions.

Future opportunities

This can lead to a career in the UK's world leading creative industries including careers in film, television, graphics, design, Web design, New media, lighting backstage careers and many other opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sidmouth College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017

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