Photography is an exciting and highly rewarding subject to take at this level, whether you intend to study it further or not. We encourage you to be inventive, independent and involved.
For most lessons you will be engaged in practical project work. You will also learn about a wide range of photographic issues through lectures, seminars and independent study, and be encouraged to think critically and conceptually about your own work and the work of artists.
College entry to include GCSE Art, Graphic Design, Photography or related course minimum grade 4. Alternatively by submission of a suitable portfolio and successful interview, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details). Those without an art-based GCSE will be considered with a portfolio of photographic work.
The Photography course is 100% coursework assignment based.
All work is internally assessed by subject teachers.
The course involves practical photographic work covering topics such as portraiture, landscape, still-life, documentary, and experimental imagery. The appreciation and study of the work of artists and photographers is covered throughout the course.
You will learn how to make effective use of a camera according to circumstances and intentions and how to compose and refine photographic images, both using a camera and through sensitive manipulation on the computer and in the darkroom.
You will be expected to possess and use your own digital camera. The ability to undertake photographic assignments regularly out of college during daylight hours (usually at the weekends) is essential as this forms the basis of all assignments.
Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.
For Year 11 students who have applied and will be joining us in Year 12
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.
Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment.
As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4.
Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.