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Art and Design: Photography at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

A Level Photograph provides the opportunity for students to develop a broad range of photographic skills using traditional analogue methods, digital editing, design, editorial and Fine Art outcome, such as scupture and installation.

Course content

The course consists of two components:

Component 1 which makes up 60% of the mark is in two parts: Practical work and Personal study.

Component 2 is the Externally Set Assignment, which makes up 40% of the mark.

For both components sketchbook work needs to be informed purposeful and extensive.  Students must carry out focused independent research, from both primary source investigation, exploration and experimentation, before developing their final outcomes.  Independent work is demanding and students must be prepared to be hard working and innovative risk takers.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above (A*-C).

Students will need to have achieved the subject-specific entry requirements, which for Photography is Grade 5 or above in Art & Design: Photography.

Future opportunities

Super-curricular Opportunities

Creating a professional portfolio through real life school projects

Visit to Photographic exhibitions

Professional photographiers as guest speakers


Further information

Where will it lead?

This course enables students to purse Art and Design and Photography courses at a highter vocational or degree level.  Our Photography students have successfully completed degree courses in a range of diciplines, such as Fine Art Photography, Fashion Photography, Theatrical Make-up, Film-making and Illustration.


Subjects links to

Art and Design Fashion, Business Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 October 2017
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