Photography - AS/A2 at Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college
Why study Photography?
By studying Photography, students will be able to develop skills with operating a camera, improving observation skills, composition and contextual thinking creating visual responses to pieces.
Photography - lens and light-based media AS
This course will allow students to seek an expressive and/or interpretative artistic response to the visual world. This response will be produced with the aid of lens-based media. A significant part of this course will involve students having the opportunity to utilise cutting edge digital software and hardware in order to alter their responses digitally.
Content: - the AS course consists of two units of work.
Unit 1 - Digital Photography Coursework Portfolio - 60% of the total AS mark
During this unit, students will cover the basic techniques associated with digital photography and lens based media, as well as gaining an understanding of photography including making effective use of different lighting conditions, pictorial space, composition, rhythm, sequence, scale and structure;. Students will be able to gain an understanding of a range of approaches to working with images, signs and symbols, such as observation, analysis, expression, communication and imagination.
Students will also gain an understanding of conventions and genres, such as portrait,
Landscape and movement, and an understanding of role and function, such as documentary, war photography and fashion photography.
Unit 2 - Digital Photography Controlled Assignment - 40% of the total AS mark
During this unit, students will generate a response to an early release question paper by choosing a starting point. Students will be given 3 - 6 weeks to plan and prepare their responses to this starting point, after which students will need to generate an outcome to the assignment during five hours of controlled time.
In the second year students will study:
Unit 3- Digital Photography Personal Investigation - 30% of the total A2 mark.
During this unit, students will begin to develop a personal response to the subject through initial tutor and group tutorials. Work produced this year should initially draw on the successes of their AS coursework and controlled assignment, however students will be encouraged to take previous ideas in new directions or develop new strands of enquiry that take advantage of their strengths. Students will need to keep a sketchbook portfolio of their development and experimentation, and be able to justify a rationale for the work they produce.
Unit 4— Digital Photography Controlled Assignment 2 - 20% of the total A2 mark.
During this unit, students will generate a response to an early release question paper by choosing a starting point. Students will be given 3 - 6 weeks to plan and prepare their responses to this starting point, after which students will need to generate an outcome to the assignment during fifteen hours of controlled time.
There are no formal entry requirements however students who have studied GCSE Art/Design will be more familiar with the assessment style.
All work produced will be internally assessed by the school, and then moderated externally against four assessment criteria
Where could Photography take me?
After completing photography, students could progress onto taking a degree in photography, graphic communications.
For further information please contact:
Mr Nathaniel James, Lead Photography Teacher
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college directly.