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A Level Art and Design Photography at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Course description

You will study a range of photographic processes and concepts. You will explore the medium in its widest possible sense including experimental approaches to analogue film and print, Photoshop, iMovie and moving image, mobile phone photography as well as analysing the work of photographers and artists spanning two centuries. It is a practical, hands on and experimental course where you will be required to produce a lot of photographic material and will learn how to consider your technical skills and conceptual ideas through discussions, critiques and assessment. The course is thematic and the ideas studied will be personal to you resulting in a course that is designed to accommodate you and your way of working.

Course content

Unit 1

Coursework – internally assessed & externally moderated

60% of Year One

Unit 2

Externally Set Assignment – internally assessed & externally moderated

40% of Year One

Unit 3

Coursework – internally assessed & externally moderated

60% of Year Two

Unit 4

Externally Set Assignment – internally assessed & externally moderated

40% of Year Two

 

Entry requirements

A level 2 qualification in an Art & Design endorsed subject (GCSE/BTEC)

If you do not have this you will be required to present a portfolio of photography work

Future opportunities

Although the study of a Visual Art to post-16 level leads to a more obvious pathway of creative study in further and higher education it provides learners with excellent transferrable skills such as good communication, problem solving and team work (taken from the UK Employers Expectation of Employees Survey 2013). A recent key US study has found out that ‘Arts Rich’ learners are better equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century and are more likely to remain in employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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