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Photography AS A2 at Kingsthorpe College

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This specification gives candidates a rounded exposure to different aspects of Photography, allowing them to display their abilities in a variety of photographic disciplines and demonstrate their understanding of these contexts.

Entry requirements

Students must obtain 5 GCSEs above a grade 'C' including English. Students without GCSE Art are required to present a portfolio for consideration.

Assessment

AS Level

Coursework Portfolio

  • Candidates produce a portfolio of work from starting points, topics or themes determined by their centre.
  • The focus is on including work that shows exploration, research, acquisition of techniques and skills.

Controlled Assignment

  • Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper.
  • Candidates must be given a minimum of 3 weeks in which to plan and prepare.
  • Candidates are then given 5 hours of controlled time to work on developing their idea into a realisation/outcome.

A2 Level

Personal Investigation

  • Candidates submit one major project which has a personal significance.
  • The investigation includes a related personal study that must be between 1000-3000 words.

Controlled Assignment

  • Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper.
  • Candidates must be given a minimum of 3 weeks in which to plan and prepare.
  • In 15 hours of controlled time, candidates work to plan and then realise ideas into a final outcome.

Further information

For further information please contact Mr N Jones, Director of Art, or alternatively please view the OCR website: WWW.ocr.org.ukor contact the OCR Information Bureau on 01223 553998.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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