What does the course involve?

Art & Design (Photography) encourages students to explore the nature and practice of Photography through the creation of images created by digital means.

These studies, produced in a work journal format, are a combination of research, analysis and experimentation that lead on to the final series of responses. This involves looking at the work of other artists and showing clear developmental processes employed to reach an independent and imaginative conclusion.


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A level

Coursework (practical work and an artist investigation including an essay 3,000 words)

Externally Set Assignment

What qualifications do I need?

Standard Sixth Form entry requirement. It would be advantageous to have at least a grade 5 GCSE in Art and Design.


Some materials will be provided, with a limited number of cameras but students will be advised to have a range of art materials. Students need to have their own camera to use out of school and is essential to bring to all lessons.


The course will be assessed through practical work.

General Comments

Students should be prepared before and during the course to visit places and exhibitions to see examples of Photography, Art and Design first-hand; be prepared to collect their own library of photography books and references and use television and internet resources.

Future Prospects

Photography students can go on to follow Art and Design college courses or find employment in a wide variety of photography or creative careers. It can also be helpful for any future subject which has an analytical or visual element.


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