Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE in a DT subject at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE English at Grade 4 or above.
Maths at grade 4 or above.

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What will I study during the course duration?

The handling of the cameras and photographic equipment, using both digital and traditional methods, this also aligns with hand rendered outcomes. Sketchbooks and digital portfolios provide an essential opportunity to explore enthusiasms and interests, and to research and develop ideas through experiments with traditional and contemporary media and processes. 

Imaginative and self-motivated work is encouraged in order to build a portfolio of coursework. There are regular personal tutorials and assessments. Context and inspiration are provided through the parallel study of the history of art, both classical and contemporary and through visits to the superb galleries and museums of London.

How will I be assessed?

The course consists of a self directed project accompanied by an essay this is worth 60% of the overall course and the exam is 40% and will take place in the art studios over 15 hours.

Career opportunities and Future study

Routes that students may wish to pursue, eg. universities, apprenticeship and employment details 

Students will have the opportunity to study photography at University both as an undergraduate and at postgraduate level.

Careers options include:

  • Wedding photographer
  • Commercial photographer
  • Portrait photographer
  • Travel photographer
  • Stock photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Sports photographer
  • Wildlife photographer