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Photography A Level at Thurston Community College

Course description

Year One

Personal Investigation Component 1: 60%
Working sequentially through a range of traditional dark room and digital photographic processes you will develop an understanding of the formal elements of photography, leading to well considered outcomes that demonstrates a creative approach that goes beyond mere observation and recording.

A specific amount of time given under exam conditions to produce an outcome based on an externally set theme with an advanced preparatory period.

Year Two

Component 1 continued: To research, analyse and evaluate links between the work of past and contemporary photographers and artists and your own emerging studio practice. To identify a theme and explore, develop and record your ideas towards a minimum of two outcomes.

Component 2: A specific amount of time given under exam conditions to produce an outcome based on an externally set theme with an advanced preparatory period.

Entry requirements

Entry GCSE: C in Art & Design or Textile Design or 5 in English Language or English Literature.

Essential: Portfolio of work and departmental interview.

Assessment

Both components are internally assessed and externally moderated in June, end of Year Two.

Future opportunities

A recognised qualification for degree courses as well as specialist art courses. Careers in photography including advertising and editorial, fashion, photo-journalism, industrial/commercial, scientific/forensic, and medical photography. Also a recognised pathway into all design practices such as graphic design, animation, interior design, fashion/industrial design and architecture, computer games design. An ideal qualification for teaching at all levels.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 March 2017
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