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A2 / AS Photography at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course? The course is designed to develop personal responses to observations, experiences, environments and cultures, celebrating their individuality and strengths. It encourages personal learning through enquiry into Photography and enjoyment of its application in the real world, along with the acquisition of lifelong learning and creative thinking skills. This is done through careful guidance and individual target setting.
Students will explore a range of lens & light based media, techniques and processes, both traditional and new technologies. They will experiment with Digital SLR cameras, the formal elements & software such as Photoshop to manipulate their images. They will take influence and analyse from past & present photographers, helping to inform their ideas & work.
Visits - we aim to take students out about 3 times in each of the years, these trips might include a visit to Sheffield city and art galleries, London, Chesterfield College, Chatsworth, Liverpool depending what exhibitions and workshops are on. We have devised specialist workshops after school in shutter speed photography, use of lighting and image manipulation.
Students will be expected to put up their own exhibitions at the end of AS and A2 in the gallery space in preparation for marking. We encourage past students to come and talk about what they have gone on to do with Photography, they bring in their work and are happy to help with ideas or concepts and answer any questions about what they are doing.
Key features of the course.
 The ability to work independently.
 Good camera skills & editing skills
 A basic knowledge of traditional & Contemporary photographers
AS 1 Portfolio of work exploring a range of 3 starting points.
AS 2 Externally assessed assignment.
A2 3 Portfolio of work exploring an individual theme.
A2 4 Externally assessed assignment.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Photography

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years