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Photography AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School

Course description

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. They will explore relevant images, artifacts and resources relating to Photography and a wider range of digital media and art. This will be integral to the investigating and making process.

The responses to these examples will be shown through practical and critical activities, which demonstrate the understanding of different styles, genres and traditions

Course content

ASAS modules: 1styear of studyAssessment

Unit 1 – Photography Portfolio

Unit 2 – Photography Externally Set Assignment

 

A2A2 modules: 1styear of studyAssessment

Unit 3 – Personal Investigation

Unit 4 – Photographic Externally Set Assignment

Entry requirements

It is desirable but not essential that students have studied Art at GCSE level and gained a grade B or higher. Students should have displayed an enjoyment of art and photography and demonstrated the ability to work independently and generate their own ideas.

Students must also be aware that the course requires written, theoretical work to support practical work.

Students are also expected to provide their own digital camera, which is 8mps or higher and although a DSLR is not compulsory it is desirable. Students will also need access to a good quality printer.

Assessment

ASAS modules: 1styear of studyAssessment

Unit 1 – PhotographyPortfolio

50% of AS level mark

Unit 2 – PhotographyExternally Set Assignment

50% of Total AS level mark, 5 hour timed examination

A2A2 modules: 1styear of studyAssessment

Unit 3 – Personal Investigation

25% of A level mark

Unit 4 – Photographic Externally Set Assignment

25% of Total A level mark, 15 hour timed examination

Future opportunities

The course can lead into an Arts foundation course, leading into a degree in Photography, lens based media courses etc. Careers include the media industries, design, education, galleries and fashion design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbotsfield School directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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