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Photography A level at The Corsham School

Course description

Enables candidates to develop personal responses to the world around them, looking at their environment from a different viewpoint. Provides a practical photography course that enables students to learn how to use both film SLR and digital cameras, to use darkroom techniques and edit their work using Photoshop.

The Advanced level course is a two year course. The course aims to develop visual language by broadening and improving skills and studying a range of photographers’ work.  This is a really worthwhile subject to study in the 6th Form, as it really promotes creative thinking and communication through visual language. Students have found the content of this course to be enjoyable and stimulating and their engagement with the course is illustrated by the successful results gained in recent years.

For more information talk to Mrs Shillaker.


Personal investigation: 60%

Externally set assignment: 40%

Work will be internally assessed by your teacher and moderated by AQA

Future opportunities

Students who want to pursue a career in photography will be eligible to apply for a Foundation (pre degree) course in photography at Trowbridge or Bath College. This course enables students to gain experience in a range of specialist photography skills in order to apply for a degree course. If students gain a top grade at A2 it is possible to apply straight to a degree course in photography. Photography graduates have a wide choice of careers available, as well as being a photographer; such as advertising, journalism, marketing, design and ICT based careers etc.

For students who do not want a career in photography this course is excellent for anyone hoping to use their technical and visual skills as well as an A level counting towards points required for University entrance in most other subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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