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Photography A Level at Manshead CE Academy

Course description

Photographic images, used by the mass media and the visual arts reflect some of the most complex ideas within society. By taking this course, students develop the ability to understand and communicate this visual information whilst learning skills and techniques needed to express themselves through the medium of Photography.

The course enables students to explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. Students will cover the areas of: portraiture, landscape photography, still-life, documentary photography, photo journalism, experimental imagery and moving image before choosing one or more of these areas to focus on.

Course content

Photography consists of two com-ponents; the Personal Investigation (worth 60%) and an Externally Set Assignment (worth 40%). In year 12 students begin the Personal Investigation but have the time to explore and experiment with different techniques. They complete this in year 13 and complete the course with the Externally Set Assignment.

Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work throughout the course. Each of the units are assessed internally and externally moderated.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a Foundation course in Art or Photography; with a very good portfolio, you can progress to a Degree in Photography or a related course. Photography provides useful skills and knowledge relevant to a wide variety of careers in areas including the Arts, Media and Advertising, in roles such as: freelance photographer, assistant, picture editor, teacher, cinematography or work in related fields such as print media, film or journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Manshead CE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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Key information

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