Photography A Level

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Photography A Level

About the course

As a result of camera-phones, more photographs will be taken this year alone than have been taken in all of history. But what makes a good photo? And do you have what it takes to be a good photographer? This creative course introduces you to the theory and history of photography, and allows you to develop your skills as a photographer.

  • You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
  • In addition, you will need a grade C or above in any Visual Arts based GCSE.

    International students:

    • Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
    • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent

The emphasis on this course is on developing a sense of what makes an effective image and understanding the historical development of the photograph, its impact on society and our understanding of ourselves. You will need to be able to research and write coherent analyses and demonstrate consideration and imagination in your own work.

The emphasis on this course is on developing a sense of what makes an effective image and understanding the historical development of the photograph, its impact on society and our understanding of ourselves. You will need to be able to research and write coherent analyses and demonstrate consideration and imagination in your own work.

The course has a successful progression record to both Art Foundation Diplomas and visual arts related degree courses (including Photography). University of the Arts, London (UAL) and Ravensbourne are popular destinations of our students. Students who leave education or take a gap-year find work in design-related employment or internships.

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I was able to express myself on the course

Elizabeth Willis

Elizabeth Willis

Studied: A Levels in Photography, English and Politics

Destination: BA in Photographic Art at the Arts University Bournemouth

She said: "City and Islington encouraged me to be myself, get creative and provided an amazing programme of study. I was able to express myself on the course and if I hadn't gone there, I wouldn't be where I am today. I would advise anyone to take the course, and consider the arts an option for higher education."

Course information

Start date
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07 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
SC12PHOA18
Start date
07/09/18
End date
04/07/19
Duration
2 Years
Centre
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
International
School Leavers
Co-Funded
Exams
£50.50
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A level entry requirements

A Level entry requirements

Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

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Sixth Form College

Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.