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Photography BTEC Level 3 at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

This is an Art and Design based course specialising in Photography. This is a Vocational course that will provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

A total of 60 credits from 4 compulsory units along with 2 additional units e.g. Digital Image Capture and Editing, Studio Photography, Location Photography, Photographic Studio Techniques, Lens-based Image Making.

Unit 1: Visual recording in Art and Design

  • Extend learners’ ability to select and visually record from a range of sources in order to communicate information to different audiences

Unit 2: Materials, techniques and Processes

  • Develop learners’ skills and understanding in working safely and creatively with the materials, techniques and processes

Unit 3: Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design

  • Broaden and deepen learner skills, knowledge and understanding of creative thinking, across contemporary and historical art and design

Unit 4: Communication through Art and Design

  • Studying how practitioners use primarily visual imagery to communicate ideas, messages and meaning.

2 optional units:

  • To be decided dependant on students interests/strenghts.


Every unit is assessed internally. Summative assessment is provided for every Unit. A ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Distinction’ is awarded for each unit along with the final qualification.

Unit 1:

  • 10 maRKS
  • Course work 100%

Unit 2:

  • 10 marks
  • Course work 100%

Unit 3:

  • 10 marks
  • Course work 100%

Unit 4:

  • 10 marks
  • Course work 100%

2 optional units:

  • 10 marks x 2
  • Course work 100%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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