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Photography A Level at Canons High School

Course description

Students who are interested in developing their own ideas and who have an interest in enthusiasm for photography.

Course content

Photography: Creating visual meaning through Art by expressive or interpretative response to still and moving imagery through lens-based media.

Candidates will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of photographic techniques. Photography is defined as embracing images created by digital as well as chemical (silver halide) means, and by a combination of the two.

Candidates will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to photography and a wider range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This should be integral to the investigating and making process. Their responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities which demonstrate the candidate’s understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Entry requirements

6 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics.


Three units are taken over each year and assessment includes practical work, individual research and examination.

A Level

  • Coursework portfolio usually on a given topic.
  • Externally set practical exam
  • Personal investigation leading to a finished piece of work

Future opportunities

Freelance photography, working in social imaging or a range of image production roles. Junior/assistant photographer working in a commercial photographic organization, graphic designer. A wide range of degree and diploma courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

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