Photography

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHY?
Photography is about using the camera as a creative tool to record the world around you.

Developing an excellent understanding of composition is the foundation for all photography; you will develop your own great sense of style and self expression that will engage any audience.

WHY STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY?
Photography develops a wide range of analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills, which will be useful at university and in future careers.

Being a creative and hands-on subject, Photography will complement other subjects you choose to study at Sixth Form.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

Students do not need to have any previous experience of
photography, but a strong interest in the subject is absolutely essential.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
This course is currently assessed from students’ portfolio only.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
Students could go on to Higher Education to study Journalism, Photography, Film or Animation at university and colleges in the UK and abroad.

Alternatively, work from photography portfolios could be used as part of the application process to art and/or design courses.