Photography, A Level | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ALPHOAD1LC

Photography, A Level

What will I do on this A Level?

You will experience a range of photographic approaches and skills including: digital and analogue camera work, Adobe programmes, studio-based work and darkroom. During the course you will investigate a range of experimental artistic styles and grow your skillset as a photographer through varied subject matter.

You will be expected to do a large amount of work in your own time, as the subject encourages a unique and individualistic approach to the subject. As part of this course, you are expected to show critical contextual understanding, creative making and reflective recording through written, visual and other forms.

How will I be assessed?

There is an end-of-year assessment during your first year that determines progression into the second year. During your second year you will be assessed through coursework (60%) and controlled assignment (40%).

What could I do after this A Level?

You could progress onto degree-level study including the FdA in Photography in Practice, or the Art and Design Foundation Diploma (pre-degree) at University Centre Weston. In addition, there are numerous professions within this field, including photographer, technician, educator and curator.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths, and grade 5 or above in an art based subject.

Course Level

Level 3


Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

Occupations related to Photography, A Level


Photographer, audio-visual or broadcasting equipment operator

Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

Average annual earnings: £22,737
Employment in region: 989 positions

What Our Students Say

Naomi Race, A Level - Psychology, sociology and English

Naomi Race

“The college has opened up a load of new experiences and enabled me to try new things”

Former school: Broadoak

A Levels: Psychology, sociology and English

What next? Naomi achieved three As and will progress to study English and sociology at Leeds University.

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