In Photography we will teach you to look at the world in a creative way. This will enable you to apply original, analytical and critical thinking to any other course that you do. Throughout the course, you will learn about digital photographic media, techniques and processes.

You will develop an awareness of critical analyses of artists’ work helping to develop your own ideas through awareness, practical application and written reflections. You will demonstrate all practical learning, ideas development and critical analysis through the use of sketchbooks.


> Documentary Photography
> Experimental Imagery
> Landscape Photography
> Photographic Installation
> Photojournalism
> Portraiture
> Still Life Photography
> Video, Television and Film


There are four Assessment Objectives.

  • AO1
    Develop your ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.
  • AO2
    Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining your ideas as your work develops.
  • AO3
    Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on your work and progress.
  • AO4
    Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

Future Paths

  • Further Education
    With a qualification in Photography you could progress to university, where potential courses include:
    > Photography
    > Animation
    > Film Studies
    > Illustration
    > Commercial Photography
  • Careers
    Potential careers you can go into with a Photography qualification include:
    > Design
    > Film & TV Production
    > Marketing
    > Media
    > Photography
    > Video Editing