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AS/A2 Level Photography at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Course description

―Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.‖ Ansell Adams.

Aims of the course

The aims of the Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Edexcel GCE in Art and Design encourage students to develop:

 intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers

 investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement

 independence of mind in relation to developing their own ideas, refining their own intentions and personal outcomes

 an interest in, enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of art, design and photography

 experience of working with a broad range of media, including traditional and new media technologies

 an understanding of the interrelationships between art and photographic processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate

 experience of working within relevant and real frameworks and, where appropriate, make links to the creative industries

 knowledge, understanding and application of art, craft, design and media and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures

 an awareness of different roles, functions and audiences and consumers of art, craft and design practice.

Programme of Study:

Students working in photography — lens and light-based media will produce a personal journal showing an understanding involving the selection and manipulation of images. Students must employ creative approaches which go beyond mere observation and recording.

Students will be shown a number of different approaches which will include film-based photography, digital photography and film and video. Students will be required to work in one or more of these disciplines.


Unit 1: Personal portfolio teacher directed theme: 60%

Unit 2: Externally set assignment: 40%


Unit 3: Personal portfolio student directed: 60%

Unit 4: Externally set assignment: 40%

Who is the course aimed at?

We are looking at students who have a real passion for the subject, who believe in Photography and are committed to developing their knowledge and skills. They need to be willing to experiment and take risks and enjoy exploring different techniques. Photography is an exciting subject to study and can lead to different careers within Fashion, Advertising, and Commercial Photography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years