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Photography A Level at Southmoor Academy

Course description

A level photography provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. As a subject it stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking as well as strengthening problem-solving skills.

This is a four component specification, two at AS level and two at A2

Students need to:
- Research the work of photographers as a source of inspiration and ideas
- Gain an ability to understand the formal elements of composition / the craſt of taking a photograph
- Be willing to experiment and try out ideas to develop their own work
- Be very willing to work independently of school throughout the course. pupils must have a DSlR camera of their own for the start of the A level course.

Course content

AS

Component 1: Portfolio of work Assessed
- 60% of AS
-no time limit
- Marked by the centre, moderated by AQA

Component 2: AS Externally Set Assignment
- 40% of AS preparatory time period leading to 10 hours supervised time
- Marked by the centre, moderated by AQA

A2

Component 1: A2 Personal Investigation
- 60% of A level
- no time limit
- personal investigation supported by written element of 1000-3000 words

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
- 40% of A level
- preparatory time period leading to 15 hours supervised time
- Marked by the centre, moderated by AQA

Entry requirements

Pupils should have studied GCSE photography at KS4. They would need to have achieved at least a 'B' grade. They would need to have achieved at least a 'B' grade. Students who can demonstrate a keen interest in the subject /show talent, and may have missed out on doing GCSE could be considered for the course with an interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southmoor Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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    • The Sixth Form at Southmoor is housed in a dedicated wing of Southmoor Academyl, completely refurbished and redesigned for our first intake in September 2014. Sixth formers enjoy their own café, open from 8.00am every morning and manned by our very own team of student Baristas, as well as study areas, a resource room, a computer suite, and classrooms furnished throughout with private study booths. All students have a locker to store their files in, and the newly refurbished toilets are for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students.