The A Level in Photography will help you to explore a huge range of photographical concepts through the critical analysis of a variety of famous photographers and images. You’ll develop concepts through the use of digital manipulation, allowing you to demonstrate a variety of techniques and compositional awareness, whilst learning the essential technical skills you’ll need to pursue a career in Photography. The information below shares some of the topics you will study, and how these develop if you choose to specialise in Photography.

Some of the topics of this subject include:


- Studio and creative lighting

- Traditional and digital photography

- Location photography

- Photoshop


Grade 4 in Photography or a relevant GCSE Art subject. If students have not taken a GCSE Art subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered.

Studying an A Level in Photography provides you with the opportunity to research contextual sources, develop ideas, and experiment with different media within our outstanding specialist facilities. You’ll be guided by our passionate subject specialists to create personal projects that demonstrate your technical skills and compositional awareness. Combining a conceptually focused syllabus with hands-on technical skills means that this A Level will prepare you well for industry, and is well respected by employers and universities alike. This is supported with work experience opportunities, residential visits, and the opportunity to undertake additional enrichment activities.


This is an essential qualification for those aiming for a career in Photography. Our students typically consider careers in areas such as Documentary, Fashion and Product Photography, Media, Post-production and Styling.

Good to Know

Many photographers are freelance or self- employed. Consider studying a Business qualification alongside an A Level in Photography to boost your business knowledge.