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Photography A level at Beechwood School

Course description

The course offers an introduction to Photography within a framework of general Art and Design issues such as contextual awareness. The course will explore how photography is used to convey messages and create works in other graphic disciplines, such as magazine advertisements.

Work will form a means of personal enquiry and expression involving the selection and manipulation of images. Students must employ creative approaches which go beyond mere observation and recording.

The aim of the course is to develop independent and self-motivated and confident photographic practice. Units cover studio, digital practices, as well as the history and theory of Art, Photography and Film to help contextualise and inform the development of the students’ work.

Course content

Areas of study


  • Portraiture
  • Landscape photography
  • Still-life photography
  • Documentary photography and photo journalism
  • Fashion photography
  • Multimedia
  • Photographic installation
  • Moving image (video, animation)


Appreciation of viewpoint, composition, depth of field and movement, time-based, through such techniques as sequence or ‘frozen-moment’, the use of a manual camera. Explore the use of film, lenses, filters and lighting for work in their chosen area of photography.

Future opportunities

The qualification may prepare learners for employment in the Creative Media industries, and can also provide progression to higher education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years