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Photography A Level at Exmouth Community College

Course description

What does the course involve?

This exciting visual subject focuses firstly on traditional darkroom processes, and then contemporary digital techniques using industry standard manipulation software. The course explores the technical aspects of the subject as well as its application as an art form, and considers the development of ideas from initial concept to final imagery.

Course content

Opportunities exist for students to produce portfolios for further education or employment within the industry, and visiting professionals will also be providing workshops and lectures throughout the course.

Work is displayed at the end of year in the Summer Exhibition.

Entry requirements

The normal College requirement to get a place on these courses is five GCSEs at 4 or above INCLUDING Maths and English equivalent, or 280 points.

Preferably a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science. Candidates will be selected following submission of a portfolio of photographs to the subject teachers.


Final grades are determined by:

Component 1:

  • Personal Investigation and Contextual Study
  • 60% of Total Marks

Component 2:

  • Externally Set Assignment: 15 Hours
  • 40% of Total Marks

Further information

Student Voice:

“You have the freedom to express ideas through a medium other than Art. The course is fun, there is so many (endless) options with what we can produce.  It’s a nice break from my other subjects."

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 November 2017

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