Photography A Level at Thomas Mills High School
1 Course work
Students will learn how to use a camera on a manual function, a range of lighting, how to edit photographs using Photoshop and Light Room. They will experiment with traditional darkroom image making.
They will study and work in different genres, and be introduced to a broad range of photographers across time and place.
Component 2 Externally Set Assignment
This unit allows students to demonstrate evidence of their development of in:
• generating a range of ideas
• appropriate research into sources and contexts
• primary recording and analysis of sources and contexts
• sensitive selection and exploration of media and processes
It will involve a preparation period followed by an 10-hour examination.
This unit incorporates two linked elements: a Practical work
This provides opportunities for students to pursue their own creative, visual ideas in an area of their choice
. Students will learn how to resolve issues and ideas that emerge as an inevitable part of the process of creating photographic work. Students will develop their practical, creative ideas in the light of their chosen focus for the personal study.
b Personal study
Work for this element requires students to produce an illustrated dissertation on a selected aspect of others’ photographic work. Students are required to research, evaluate, analyse and establish coherent and sustainable links between their own practical work for this unit, with that of historical and contemporary references. Students will become aware of some of the methods employed by critics and art historians in achieving an understanding of photographic practices and analysing the imagery and meaning of the work produced. The study will include a written text of between 1000 and 3000 words.
Component4 Externally Set Assignment
This unit follows the same format as unit 2 but with a 15-hour examination.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.