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Photography AS/A2 at Rednock School

Course description

What will I learn on the AS and A Level course?
Have you ever wondered why so many creative people are successful in many different walks of life?
Creativity isn't only about pursuing artistic interests, it can also open the door to exciting career opportunities for students and is a highly employable attribute in all walks of life.
Through AS and A-level Photography, you will develop and stimulate your creativity through a broad and exciting course. Students explore a range of different media, processes or techniques under the disciplines of lens based media, ensuring that there is something suitable for all interests. You will develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to respond in a creative and personal way, expanding your imaginative and creative powers, your experimental, analytical and documenting skills. You will also develop a specialist vocabulary, knowledge and an understanding of the place of photography in history and in contemporary society.
AS Units
  1. Portfolio
  2. Externally-set Assignment

A2 Units

  1. Personal Investigation
  2. Externally-set Assignment

Entry requirements

Students who have followed GCSE Art & Design or creative media BTEC would be well suited for the course; however any student with experience and a keen interest in photography may consider the subject.
A minimum grade of a ‘B’ or above in English at GCSE is required to start this course and a GCSE in Art & Design or Creative Media BTEC is desirable. Students who have not taken these subjects at Key Stage 4 will need to provide a portfolio of evidence. An enthusiasm for the subject and a determination to generate ideas is essential. You need to be aware of the coursework requirements of 60% and be prepared to complete a great deal of independent work outside the classroom, showing a high level of organisational ability.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 April 2015

Key information

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