Course description

When studying Higher Photography you will develop a wide range of skills, from technical aspects of taking photos to project-planning, analysis and communication.You will gain an understanding of the cultural value of photography historically, and in the digital world we now live.The blend of practical, technical and academic challenge in the course will ensure that you have a well-rounded set of skills to take forward into most jobs or further education environments.

Course progression

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  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Self-Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Presenting
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening

Careers through Photography

Photography is a diverse subject and can lead to a wide range of jobs such as:

  • Photographer
  • Art Director
  • Film Director
  • Film Producer
  • Games Developer
  • Journalist
  • Conservationist
  • Wildlife Cameraman
  • Advertising
  • Documentary Maker
  • Lecturer/Teacher
  • Stage Designer
  • Lighting Designer

Pupil Profile: Juleah


When I leave school I would like to be a photographer - this is why I am taking Higher Photography at school.

The course is designed to help me to learn how to use a DSLR, a high-functioning camera, and to plan and take photos is a wide range of settings, from portraiture to documentary-style.

I will be applying to study Photography through an art college to gain a degree. With this kind of qualification, it leaves me with lots of options to follow different career paths, from owning my own business to working in the media.