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Photography AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Course description

  • The use of photography to develop ideas and produce personal work
  • Aspects of the history and development of photography
  • Analysis and evaluation of photographs, looking at meaning and context
  • Viewpoint, composition, differential focus and depth of field
  • Film processing, darkroom developing and printing, print control
  • Image manipulation using computers, scanners, photocopiers and software

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

A student with a grade C or better in GCSE Photography would be a likely candidate for A Level Photography but other students without a qualification in the subject will be admitted, provided they have a Grade C or better in English.

Basic photographic skills can be established quickly, enabling students new to the subject to access the course positively. The most important qualities that a student can bring to the course are high levels of attendance and punctuality, interest and creativity, enthusiasm and self-motivation, and a capacity for hard work

Assessment

AS Qualification:

Coursework on the themes of Human Presence and Portraiture consisting of supporting studies and personal outcomes:  This accounts for 50% of your mark.

Examination: Theme to be set by the examination board. Your work will consist of supporting studies and a personal outcome. This accounts for 50% of your mark.

You will have 10 hours to complete your externally set assignment.

 

A level Qualification

Coursework: Students will work on an extended individual topic. Their project will be developed over a 2 year period. Coursework will be a combination of supporting studies and personal outcomes. Coursework accounts for 60% of the total mark.

Examination: Theme to be set by the examination board. Your work will consist of supporting studies and a personal outcome.

The externally set assignment accounts for 40% of your total mark.

You will have 15 hours to complete your externally set assignment.

Future opportunities

Photography combines well with the Arts, Media and other Humanities subjects.

Degrees as diverse as Photography and Journalism, Digital Imaging, and Biological Imaging are available, providing entry to a broad career spectrum including still photography in food, fashion, sport, theatre and music, the moving image in television and film, laboratory processing, photographic retail, and the scientific research and development industry in photographic hardware and software.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

Venues

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    • Travel to school by public transport is strongly recommended as there is very limited parking on site and in the local area.

      For those travelling by bicycle we also have secure bicycle racks on site.

      Nearest Tube Stations 

      Greenford and Ealing Broadway 

      Nearest British Rail Station 

      Greenford 

      Nearest Bus Routes

      92 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Wembley - Neasden

      95 Southall - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      105 Heathrow - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      282 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Eastcote - Mount Vernon

      E1 Ealing Broadway - Drayton Green - Greenford

      E2 Brentford - Greenford - Ruislip

      E3 Greenford - Acton - Chiswick

      E5 Greenford - Southall - Havelock Estate

      E6 Greenford - Willowtree Lane - Hayes

      E7 Ealing - Greenford - Ruislip

      E9 Ealing Broadway - Greenford - Yeading

      Access for Disabled Visitors

      We have a limited number of parking spaces available for disabled visitors. The school reception can be accessed via a ramp and automatic doors. In addition to this, the majority of buildings have lifts and ramp access. If you are visually or hearing impaired, or have other needs, you would be welcome to contact the school prior to coming to the school so that we can endeavour to meet your needs during your visit.