Our Photography course follows the same principals as the Art and Design A-Level. The focus throughout the course is on developing skills, learning how to take good photographs, and gaining a coherent understanding of both film and digital photography.  Although students can use editing software we try to encourage them away from mindless button pushing.  We would rather our students learnt to take excellent photographs in the first instance.  The dark room is integral to this learning process, as is an ability to be self motivated and curious about the world around them.