PhotographyQRThe Course

This qualification aims to develop specific skills in visual communication through lens based media, suitable for application in the creative industries as diverse as film and television, illustration and journalism, animation and graphic design, advertising and marketing, to name just a few. Your study will begin by experimentally layering negatives and creating camera-less prints in the dark room, before processing and printing your own, chemically processed darkroom photographs from negatives. You will then use our DSLR’s and edit in our Apple Mac suite.

We will support you in your creative thinking, composing and application of technical skills. We will do this through a variety of methods including experimentation and exploration, aesthetic understanding and critical selection and judgement. We encourage a personal response and support students with a high degree of personalised learning through a structured curriculum, bespoke tutorials and guided learning. Where appropriate, we encourage you to apply your developing skills to real life, professional briefs, enhancing the authenticity of your learning. Our aim, is not only to enable you to realise the highest possible A Level attainment, but to prepare you for future progression into further education and learning. This course will enrich, stimulate, excite and provide a unique opportunity to share your ideas, vision and passion to a wider audience. We look forward to creative conversations with you.


There are two Components to the course.
Component 1 – 60% coursework
Component 2 – 40% exam

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
Grade 6 in at least one of the following GCSE subjects: art, photography, media, textiles, drama, chemistry, physics or history
A visual curiosity and desire to explore themes, meaning and ideas is also essential; as well as an openness to development and adaptability within your work.

Careers & Higher Education

Past students wishing to work within the creative industries have progressed, from the A Level, into further and higher education; studying in fields as diverse as forensics, medical imaging, marine photography, journalism, computer programming, film and TV, animation, architecture and graphic design. The course will also develop your creativity, innovation and communication skills. These are fundamental to success in all areas of life.

Further Advice & Information

Mr Pascoe - Head of Art and Design/Creative and Performing Arts Faculty

Mrs Schooling

Mrs O’Shea.


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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

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