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Photography A Level at Comberton Village College & Sixth Form

Course description

Why Study Photography?  

Photography plays an increasingly important role in our lives: We carry devices with cameras around in our pocket, we share images and communicate on social media with photography, we are exposed to the world and its issues through photography on the internet. The digital revolution has seen photography become a hugely creative subject with software allowing for control of every pixel in an image. Technology is driving creativity into completely new and exciting directions. This is a really exciting time to study the subject; whether you are interested in artistic, documentary or commercial styles of photography, the course at Comberton aims to inspire your work towards a professional standard. Our pupils achieve excellent results with many going on to study the subject at degree level. 


Course content

What will I study?

The Photography course at Comberton is well-equipped to give students the best possible start to their potential career in the world of contemporary photography. All our students to date have achieved places at highly-regarded degree courses and we have recently out-performed the other main sixth form colleges in the area. Our early cohorts of students are now entering the world of photography professionally and are feeding back to current students about their experience. We continue to build on our successes and embrace new technology that seems to develop rapidly every year.

The Photography A-Level course is split into three components:

1.Foundation Skills
2.The Personal Project
3. The Exam Project

Photography Extras
We run a biannual residential trip in which we have visited Paris and New York in recent years. There are also further trips to London. Some students get the chance to produce professional commercial work through school contacts and relationships with local business.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:


Future opportunities

What can I do with Photography after sixth form?
Photography A level and Photoshop skills can support applications for further qualifications and careers in many creative fields including film, graphic design, advertising, fine art, illustration and web design. Specific careers in photography could involve photo-journalism, portrait, scientific, fashion or sports photography, publicity and freelance work.

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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