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Photography A Level at North Bromsgrove High School

Course description

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. They explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and nonEuropean examples.

Students' responses to these examples are developed through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Course content

Component 1 – Personal investigation This is a practical investigation supported by written material. Students are required to conduct a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by 1000-3000 words of written material. The focus of the investigation must be identified independently by the student and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.

Component 2 – Externally set assignment Separate question papers will be provided for each title. Each question paper will consist of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. Students will be provided with examination papers on 1 February of year 13, or as soon as possible after that date.

Preparatory period - from 1 February Following receipt of the paper students should consider the starting points and select one.

Supervised time – 15 hours Following the preparatory period, students must complete 15 hours of unaided, supervised work.

Entry requirements

- Standard entry requirements.
- Grade A*-C in GCSE art or portfolio of work provided as evidence of ability.


100% Non‐examined assessment

Future opportunities

- art foundation courses
- graphic design
- advertising
- marketing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Bromsgrove High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017

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