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Photography at WG6 (Joint 6th Form for Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys)

Course description

PHOTOGRAPHY AS (1 year) or A level (2 years)                       

EDEXCEL                

Introduction to the Course

The aims and objectives of the Advanced GCE in Photography are to enable students to develop:

  • intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capabilities
  • investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills
  • aesthetic understanding and critical judgement
  • independence of mind in developing, refining & communicating ideas, intentions and personal outcomes
  • an interest in, enthusiasm for and enjoyment of photography, art and design
  • experience of working with a broad range of media
  • an understanding of the interrelationships between photography, art, craft and design
  • processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate
  • knowledge/experience of real-world contexts and, where appropriate, links to the creative industries
  • knowledge and understanding of photography, art, craft, design and media and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures
  • an awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of photography, art, craft and design.

Entry Requirements

Standard WG6 entry requirements including: GCSE Grade 6 in Photography or Art and Design. Students should have a commitment to and love of the subject and feel motivated to develop visual skills and express their ideas.

Course Content

Component 1: Personal Investigation

This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcomes. This will involve:

  • Developing ideas
  • Exploring media, developing and applying skills
  • Researching, recording analysing and reviewing
  • Creating and presenting outcomes

This component consists of three major elements: supporting studies, practical work and a personal study of a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcomes in response to an externally set theme. This will also involve:

  • Developing ideas
  • Exploring media, developing and applying skills
  • Researching, recording analysing and reviewing
  • Creating and presenting outcome.

This component consists of two major elements: preparatory studies and a 15 hour period of sustained focus.
 

Assessment

Component 1 is worth 60% of the AS level grade and is assessed against the following 5 headings

  • Skills
  • Recording and Research
  • The Creative Process
  • Outcomes
  • Written

Component 2 is worth 40% of the AS level grade and is assessed against the following 4 headings

  • Skills
  • Recording and Research
  • The Creative Process
  • Outcomes

Future Career Progression

It is useful for students who have an interest in a career in journalism, fashion, publishing, advertising and film and media industries. Also those with an interest and aptitude for the subject, who do not intend to study it further but will be able to use the transferable study skills and creativity in their chosen career path.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WG6 (Joint 6th Form for Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys) directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017