Photography AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School
- 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
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
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.
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.