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Exam Board - OCR A Level

The nature of the course:

The course encourages you to generate and to develop ideas showing an understanding of the context of photographic genres through both practical and theoretical work. You will focus on digital photography and you will be expected to develop your knowledge and understanding of the uses of light, pixel and digital processes. You will study the visual elements of composition, colour, image manipulation and use of a range of tools including, software packages and hardware; printers, scanners, cameras.

Course components:

Component 1: Coursework; a personal project consisting of a written study (1,000-3,000 words) and a portfolio of your own images - 60%

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment - 40%

Future pathways:

Photography A level can lead on to careers in:

• Portrait Photographer
• Commercial Photographer
• Scientific Photographer
• Photojournalist/News Photographer
• Freelance Photographer