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Photography is unique in its cross curriculum potential. On the technical side
physics, chemistry and maths are part of the course while on the critical side
English and History are exploited. Underlying this, and most importantly, is
creativity. To maximize engagement pupils choose their own practical and
theoretical themes. By the end of the course the students are expected to have
taken photographs, processed them and printed from the negatives unassisted.
This requires a thorough knowledge of how a camera controls the input of light and
how this affects the image. They are expected to be able to evaluate the work of
Over the two years they will spend about £150 on materials. This figure depends
on how productive and efficient the pupil is. The department makes every attempt
to minimize the costs. Loan cameras are supplied.
There are no compulsory trips associated with this course.
A Level Photography
Photography, art and media
The first term and a half is devoted to
all relevant aspects of photographic
theory and the major body of written
work is completed in the second term.
The practical coursework is started on
completion of this written work.
Further but less substantial written
work is done to compliment the
The coursework (60% of the final
marks is completed).
In February the controlled assessment
(exam) is started and completed, with
supporting written work, in April.