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Art and Design (Photography) A-Level at Chesham Grammar School

Course description

This course is highly successful and dynamic and is a must for all those who have a genuine interest in photography and moving image.

Course content

You will be taught how to use a camera and be introduced to other digital media techniques including Adobe photoshop and a variety of different post-capture manipulations. Dark room experience is an essential element of the course, therefore access to a film loaded camera is required, although digital images can be produced after the initial orientation. Digital art, animation and film work can also be incorporated into project work. The second year of study should see you mature as an image maker. Greater attention is paid to responding to the work of others and you will have more ownership and responsibility for your coursework. Trips (involving London galleries, a residential weekend in Dorset and an optional residential trip to Italy in February half term) and extra-curricular commitment help to make this photography course the top performer in the country and final year work is original and ambitious.

Entry requirements

For Advanced level courses, students will be expected to have successfully completed GCSE level examinations, with an average score of 46 points from their best eight GCSEs.

The average is worked out by converting each grade to a numerical score where:

A* = 58, A = 52, B = 46, C = 40, D = 34, E = 28, F = 22 and G = 16 b.

In an A level subject to be taken there is a requirement of grade B or above at GCSE (Grade A or above in Maths, Music and the Sciences), either in the subject itself or in an appropriate related subject in the case of new courses, as indicated on the subjects’ requirement. At least a C in English Language and Mathematics.

Subject Specific

GCSE Grade B or above

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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