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Photography A Level at Queens Park Community School

Course description

Art and Design Photography - Lens and Light-based Media includes work in film, video, digital imaging and light- sensitive materials. Work in photography forms a means of personal enquiry and expression involving the selection and manipulation of images.

Course content

Component 1: Personal Investigation:
Part 1: From a personal starting point you submit supporting studies and personal outcomes.
Part 2: A personal study consisting of continuous prose of 1000–3000 words
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment: In February the exam board releases
a broad-based, thematic starting point which you will independently explore and develop during the preparatory period. There will be a sustained focus period of 15 hours controlled assessment in which you will create your final response to the theme. You submit your personal studies and personal outcomes.
The assessment objectives for the Photography course are the same as the Art, Craft and Design AS and A level.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take this course should have achieved grade 6 or above in Art, Design Technology or Media Studies, or be able to demonstrate ability through providing a portfolio.
You will have to undertake significant amounts of independent study working creatively in one or more of film-based photography, digital photography and film and video. For each of the disciplines, you may:
Record in a personal way experiences, ideas, information and insights
Analyse and critically evaluate photographic
images, demonstrating an understanding of purposes, meanings and contexts
Use photography to develop ideas through sustained investigations and exploration,
selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting
relationships and analysing methods and outcomes
Use photography to present a personal, coherent and informed response, realising
intentions, and showing connections with the work of others
Demonstrate an understanding of continuity and change in photography in different
genres, styles and traditions
Demonstrate effective and skilful use of equipment operation and technique
Relate image, text and format to produce work of aesthetic quality, legibility and function
Demonstrate the ability to go beyond the traditional flat print, film or video by using a
variety of techniques and settings

Future opportunities

An A Level in Photography will be useful for further study and careers in photography, media and design. The skills you will develop are useful in communicating your thoughts and ideas in an increasingly visual world. Future information will be visually
sophisticated, as witnessed by the escalating range of media available to us.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2018
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