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Photograph at Trinity Catholic School

Course description

The main purpose of any course in the visual arts is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world, respond in a personal and creative way and contribute for the benefit of yourself and others.

 

The skills you acquire will be to some extent determined by the area of study you choose. However whether you see yourself as a photographer, graphic designer, painter or film maker, the same basic principles and skills apply. Our course covers practical, theoretical and critical/historical aspects of photography. You will have the opportunity to develop your own creative skills and the techniques in practical work and critical studies - a component which gives you the chance to explore the work of artists, crafts people and designers across time, culture and nation. We emphasise individuality and flexibility within a coherent structure and our core course unit content aims to offer you a sound base from which to explore other areas of interest should you wish to do so. We adopt a multi disciplinary approach to creative learning which supports a broad base of subject related disciplines.

Course content

 

Topics Covered                                   

The department works thematically. A broad theme is established at the beginning of the year providing everyone working in the department with a starting point. Our emphasis is on individuality. Flexibility is written into each unit whether written or practical, which allows you to interpret each theme or topic to accommodate your own developing interest and creative direction. We aim to balance new media technology, contemporary work and traditional approaches within a core course whose units are designed to progressively extend your skills and knowledge and will include: lighting, alternative processes, mixed media and critical studies.

Entry requirements

B at GCSE preferred if taken and at least 5 C + GCSEs including English

Assessment

Level

Component

Weighting

Method of Assessment

AS

Unit 1 – Art and Design coursework

30% of Advanced GCE

60% of AS

Internally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

Unit 2 – Art and Design Externally Set Assignment

20% of Advanced GCE

40% of AS

Internally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

A2

Unit 3 – Art and Design coursework, practical work and personal study

30% of Advanced GCE

Internally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

Unit 4 – Art and Design Externally set assignment

20% of Advanced GCE

Internally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

 

Future opportunities

Suggested Career Paths

  • Vocational and Degree course
  • Work Based Training
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Publishing and the Media
  • Environmental Design
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Marketing
  • Illustration and Animation

 

 

Further information

 

           Skills developed

  • Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Working with others
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning and performance

 

Trips and outings

  •  Local and National Gallery exhibition visits
  •  European study trip
  •  Day Workshops
  • Visiting Artists, designers and photographers.
     

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: Edexcel

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