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Photography A level at Eckington School

Course description

Photography in the sixth form allows students to work in a wide range photographic approaches and genres. The course starts with workshops in stop motion, motion blur, genre exploration and photo-essays. Students at this stage of the course are encouraged to be creative and explore a wide range of techniques and processes to broaden their skills and visual language.

Photography at Eckington School is a digital photography course and extends on the skills that students learnt at GCSE. Students will then follow personal lines of enquiry within a project brief using the disciplines, media, techniques and processes they have developed.

They learn to develop their own intentions by exploring and analysing the work of a wide range of both traditional and contemporary photographers. In Y13 students will complete an extended piece of writing of approximately 1000-3000 words. It is assessed alongside the practical coursework project. The personal study consists of an investigation into a selected aspect of other photographers work.

Students will learn how to create skilful and creative writing which communicates an interest to the reader (varied structure, clear grasp of key words and syntax and succinct expression). They will learn how to analyse photographers intentions & explain comparisons in a sophisticated way. They will organise information clearly so that the development of ideas is obvious. They will learn how to demonstrate good spelling, grammar and punctuation so that writing is accurate and the meaning is clear.

The students will learn how to build up a body of work over an extended period of time to refine and make judgements and finally realise their intentions through sustained pieces of work. Each unit of work is punctuated with a progress test which analyses the students individual progress and allows specific targets to be set for the individual allowing this curriculum to be very specific.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September