GCSE Photography Level 2

Full Time

About the course

This course aims to introduce you to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of photographic techniques, processes and equipment.

You will study Photography through making and investigating using camera, lenses, lighting, developing and printing, compositional techniques, working to a brief, theme or topic and presentation of your work. Alongside the practical aspects, you will undertake supporting studies including a related historical/cultural project.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications required but a keen interest in photography, personal commitment, an inquisitive nature and enthusiasm are essential.

Where next?

The course can lead to A Levels in Photography and in Art & Design. This course can be a real asset if you intend to continue on higher-level courses. It can also eventually lead you into a range of careers, including commercial photography.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

We ask you to make a £10 payment towards the resources required. It would also be useful for you to have access to a compact digital camera or DSLR. College cameras are available, but can only be booked out for daytime use.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: sam.iles@newcollege.ac.uk


For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk