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Photography AS & A level at Brentside High School

Course description

Photography is both a practical and a theoretical subject. You will be studying photography as a means of personal enquiry and expression. You will learn techniques of 35mm and digital photography. These will include taking photographs, processing film and developing prints in black and white. You will also learn how to use computers to edit and manipulate photographs. The subject matter for the course includes landscape and portrait photography and how environmental and social issues affect images. 

 

An important component of the course is digital imaging, both still and video. You will be working on state of the art equipment in this area to produce colour photography and multimedia projects. 

Entry requirements

Grade B in any GCSE art & design subject or Merit in any level 2 BTEC art & design subject.

Assessment

AS level is assessed in two parts: personal study and externally set assignment. The personal study assessment is completed over the duration of the course. The externally set assignment is assessed in practical examination.

 

A level is assessed in two parts: personal study and externally set assignment. The personal study assessment is completed over the duration of the course. The externally set assignment is assessed in practical examination.

 

Examination board: Edexcel 

Future opportunities

An AS level or A level in photography will enable you to follow a range of courses at university. Students often progress to degree courses in photography or many related specialist fields including: media studies; fashion; graphic design and interior design. Other students often choose to apply for other degree courses or enter employment in photography-related work. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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  • Start date: Next September

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