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Photography Edexcel AS & A Level at Ifield Community College

Course description

Year 1:

  • Unit 1 - Personal investigation unit (Themed)
  • Unit 2 – Externally set assignment (10 Hours)

Year 2:

  • Unit 3 - Personal investigation unit (Written personal study + practical outcome)
  • Unit 4 - Externally set assignment (15 Hours)

Compulsory elements for each unit:

  • Wide range of Photographic process, experimentation and image creation
  • A3 sketchbook studies
  • Presentation boards (A1 and A2 size)
  • Final major outcome

Course content

Subject Links:
Fine Art, Art & Design, Photography, Design Technology, English, Information and Communication Technology, Theatre Studies, Humanities, Media Studies and Philosophy.

Entry requirements

To study a Level 3 subject the prospective student must have at least 5 GCSE A*-C grades including a C in English Language and Mathematics.

Financial information

The Art Department will provide work journals at a cost of £5.00 each. Students will need to have regular access to a camera in order to undertake independent work at home and in college. It is expected that students will make maximum use of the Sixth Form art room when not in
timetabled lessons.

Future opportunities

Many students will progress to a one year foundation course prior to university application for specialist art and design courses. Potential career opportunities include; Journalism, Photography, Advertising, Television, Teaching, Design Industry, Theatre, IT Industry, Film Industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ifield Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016

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