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A Level Photography at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

The skills that you will develop in photography will be varied. You will learn how to compose images successfully and be creative within the digital darkroom. You will investigate, research, analyse and evaluate your work and the work of others. The course will allow you to develop your skills, imagination and creativity so you can produce your own personal responses.

This course will be based on the use of digital technology. Students will use software in the development of image manipulation. A range of source material will be used in the development of ideas.

During the course there will be a number of visits to places of interest when appropriate (recording and research).

Course content

AS

One coursework unit and one externally set assignment 6PY01 : In this coursework unit, students will generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They will experiment with media and processes, and develop and refine their ideas.

6PY02: The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. The unit is student led with appropriate guidance during the preparatory period, encouraging independence in the development of ideas, intentions and outcomes.

A2

One coursework unit and one externally set assignment
6PY03: This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: Practical work and Personal study. The investigation and development for both the Practical work and Personal study will be shown through supporting studies. Students submit supporting studies, a linked personal study of 1000-3000 words and practical outcome(s) based on themes and starting matter developed from personal starting points.

6PY04: The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. The unit is student led with appropriate guidance during the preparatory period, encouraging independence in the development of ideas, intentions and outcomes. The standard of work expected is higher than for 6PY02 (AS).

Financial information

You will require sketchbooks, general art materials and a folder to enable you to work at home. The cost will be £15 - £20. Students must have access to a camera that has full manual control, and a printer.

Future opportunities

Careers in the field include; advertising, photography, marketing, design, architecture, publishing and many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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