Haverhill Community Sixth Form


The benefit of studying Photography at A Level comes from the opportunity to spend an extended period exploring, experimenting, and learning about the subject in both a practical and theoretical context.

Your portfolio will be the result of your independent photographic development, but you will also often work within a group environment.

This will be with your peers who are on a similar journey as yourself, as well as people who are experienced and engaged with the creative world that you wish to enter. 

Furthermore, Photography offers you the chance to develop multiple transferable skills. For instance, the course will encourage you to establish yourself as a confident decision maker, presenter, marketer and collaborated in preparation for university or the world of work. 

Course details

Qualification: A-level

Exam Board: AQA

Exam make-up: Individual exam (40%) / Coursework (60%)

Unit Titles: Component 1 – Sustained portfolio study. Component 2 – Controlled assignment.

Key skills required: A passion for communication, essay writing skills, research skills, analytical, critical and lateral thinking.

Entry Requirements: Portfolio of work, Grade 5 in Art and Design/Photography at GCSE

Career prospects:

  • Freelance Photographer  
  • Photography Studio Assistant
  • Sports Photographer 
  • Journalistic Photographer 
  • Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations  
  • Teaching, Lecturing and Academia 
  • Science, Police, Medical and Forensic 

Complementary subjects: Art, Film Studies, Sociology, English Literature, Business Studies and Information Technology.

Staff details

Name: Mr Harwood

Degree Subject: Graphic Design BA (Hons) / MA Graphic Communication

University studied at: Gwent College of Higher Education / Birmingham University

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Will Howe

A Level/BTEC grade achieved: A*