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Photography - Lens and Light Based Media A Level at Haverstock School

Course description

Photography will offer you opportunities to work with both traditional and digital media. It includes film and video and it might be possible for you to combine both still and moving images in developing your creative ideas. You will be expected to respond to given briefs or themes, where you may go out on location shoots and from this, select and manipulate images to develop and communicate your own ideas. You will also take part in the Olswang art award.

Entry requirements

A*–C GCSE qualification in Art or DT. It is expected that you have some experience of using art materials and processes together with some knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design. More importantly, you should have a commitment to and love of the subject and feel motivated to develop your visual skills and express your ideas in working through assignments.

Assessment

GCE A level art and design photography is made up of four units:
Unit 1: AS photography coursework – based on the theme ‘urban decay’.
Unit 2: AS externally set assignment – externally set theme and internally marked.
Unit 3: A2 photography coursework – independent study
Unit 4: A2 externally set assignment – externally set theme and internally marked.

Future opportunities

Further and higher education courses might include a foundation course or a degree course of your choice at university. If you seek employment, you will have a portfolio of work that will evidence your ability to pursue a two-year advanced course in Photography. There are opportunities to work in a graphic design company, television, media, architecture, web design, concept design and self-employment, fine art, fashion photography and much more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haverstock School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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