Hartlepool Sixth Form College


AS / A-Level Photography

Course Content

This course focuses on building your knowledge and understanding of various photographers and technical processes, both traditional and contemporary. You will look at a diverse range of photographers and artists to inform your own unique photography based outcomes.

You will be led through workshops and assignments on a number of traditional photography techniques, including digital photography, dark room printing and studio work as well as more experimental techniques to develop for your own portfolio.

The course helps you to develop and refine these skills, creating an exciting body of work based around a self-selected project and externally set exam title.


A number of students progress onto a lens based degree including photography and media degrees with a view to a career in the creative industry. Some wish to study more traditional fine art photography courses at university whilst others chose to study commercial photography for use within printed media and website design.

A qualification in photography can lead to numerous employment avenues and opportunities. Past students have progressed onto careers in freelance, commercial and medical photography.