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Photography AS Level at Wheatley Park School

Course description

In Photography A Level you will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of lens-based and light-based media, techniques and processes, including both traditional and digital technologies.

You will explore the formal elements of visual language in Art and Design; line, form, colour, tone, pattern, texture, in the context of lens-based and light-based media. This will help you gain an understanding of how to communicate messages and meaning through photographic imagery.

You will be expected to sustain personal investigations into different ideas. Through these personal projects you will explore relevant images and resources relating to different themes, including media from the past and from recent times. This learning and analysis of different art work will help you to develop your own ideas.  You will be expected to  document your work in sketchbooks, workbooks and display boards.

 You will explore a combination of areas including:

Portraiture and landscape photography (working from the built or natural environment), still life photography (working from natural or manufactured objects), documentary photography exploring ideas of the decisive moment, narrative photography, exploring storyboards, experimental imagery plus others.

Fine Art photography is the key subject you will explore on this course and this may include, photographic installation, photography involving a moving image, (film and animation),  new media practice such as computer manipulated photography and photographic projections.


Course content

AS Level  (Designed to be taken over one –two years)

  • Component 1: Portfolio  ( 60% of AS)
  • Component 2: Externally set assignment  (Preparatory period + 10 hours supervised time / 40% of AS)

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 November 2017

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