The A Level course encourages independence of mind and allows students to develop, refine and communicate their own ideas through photography.
Taught using both analogue and digital technology, the course is based around a theme and students are encouraged to develop their own ideas from their own personal starting points.
Students will have access to a broad range of materials, techniques and processes and will be expected to supplement their classroom work with gallery and site visits while being fully supported by a specialist teacher. Starting with basic techniques such as pinhole photography, students will build on their skills by experimenting with varying exposures and different chemicals in the on site darkroom. Their work is edited using the latest techniques in Photoshop.
Work produced on this course is highly personal and develops according to each student’s interest and engagement with the chosen themes.
Examples of A Level work is usually on display in the Wright gallery and is included in the Summer Exhibition.