A level Photography provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. As a subject, it stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking as well as strengthening problem-solving skills.
This is a four-component specification, two in year one and two in year two. Students need to:
- Research the work of photographers as a source of inspiration and ideas / annotate and analyse
- Developing your own ideas leading to individual responses and outcomes
- Gain an ability to understand the formal elements of composition / the craft of taking a photograph
- Be willing to experiment and try out ideas to develop their own work
- Be very willing to work independently of school throughout the course.
It is desirable but not essential to have 5 at GCSE Photography. Students who can demonstrate an intense interest in the subject/show talent and have not studied at GCSE may be considered.