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A-Level Photography

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Advanced Level Art & Design (Photography)


Subject Leader

Mr G Dean

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:


Why study Photography?

Photography plays an increasingly important role in our lives: we carry devices with cameras around in our pocket, we share images and communicate on social media with photography, we are exposed to the world and its issues through photography on the internet. The digital revolution has seen photography become a hugely creative subject with software allowing for control of every pixel in an image. Technology is driving creativity into completely new and exciting directions. This is a really exciting time to study the subject; whether you are interested in artistic, documentary or commercial styles of photography, the course at Comberton Sixth Form aims to inspire your work towards a professional standard. Our pupils achieve excellent results with many going on to study the subject at degree level.

What can I do with Photography after A-Level?

Photography A-Level and Photoshop skills can support applications for further qualifications and careers in many creative fields including film, graphic design, advertising, fine art, illustration and web design. Specific careers in photography could involve photo-journalism, portrait, scientific, fashion or sports photography, publicity and freelance work.

Photography Extras 

We run a bi-annual residential trip in which we have visited Paris and New York in recent years. There are also further trips to London. Some students get the chance to produce professional commercial work through school contacts and relationships with local business.