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Photography AS & A Level at Farnborough College of Technology

Course description

Freeze time and capture powerful moments. This course explores the full range of photographic techniques – both on film and using new digital technology. The college’s exceptional facilities will allow you to develop your creativity to its full potential.

Course content

AS Subject Content
Portfolio, No Time Limit, 60% of AS Grade
You will research and develop your own portfolio of work. This will be marked by your lecturers and moderated by the exam board.

Additional A Level Content 
Personal Investigation, 60% of A Level Grade
You will research and develop your own portfolio of work. This will be marked by your lecturers and moderated by the exam board.

Entry requirements

GCSEs grade A*-C, including English Language. References will be required.

Assessment

Externally set assignment, 10 hours supervised time, 40% of AS Grade.
You will respond to a brief set by the exam board. 

Externally set assignment, 15 hours supervised time, 40% of AS Grade.
You will respond to a brief set by the exam board. 

Financial information

Any basic 35mm SLR analogue system, equipped with fully manual override settings. Students will also need to purchase film and photographic printing materials for their practical work. The cost of these is estimated at approximately £150 per year.

Future opportunities

The Photography A Level is highly regarded by Universities as it is an academic, research based, qualification rather than a simple ‘how to’ practical course. However, each student will also attain a high degree of competence in photographic skills, which may be put to use for general photography. Each student is required to enter the examinations and must be fully committed to the course. Past achievements of students taking this course have been to a very high standard.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Farnborough College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

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