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Photography AS/A level at Hatch End High School

Course description

You will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of traditional photography (use of SLR cameras and darkroom printing) and digital photography. You’ll learn through practical and critical activities to demonstrate and understand different styles, genres and traditions of photography. You’ll have the choice of exploring portraiture, documentary, photo-journalism, landscape, still-life and natural forms of photography, all with reference to historical and contemporary practices of photography.

Course content

You will be taught by seminars, demonstration and a variety of workshops.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C/9-5 to include Maths & English Language at grade C+/5+.

Assessment

Work presented for assessment must show coverage of all assessment objectives. Submissions must include work journals showing evidence of research, analysis, exploration, development & evaluation and a portfolio displaying mounted work.

AS Coursework: 60% Exam: 40%

The course comprises two units which are internally marked, verified and externally moderated.

A2 Coursework: 60% Exam: 40%

The course comprises two units which are internally marked, verified and externally moderated. Work presented for assessment must show coverage of all assessment objectives. Submissions must include work journals, evidence of research, analysis, exploration, development and evaluation.

Future opportunities

Higher education or employment in photography, media, art and design or digital imagery.

Further information

What equipment will I need?

You will need to supply your own films and processing equipment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hatch End High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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