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Photography AS Level at Graveney School

Course description

The course allows students to acquire and refine practical photographic skills and techniques. Creative ideas are developed and extended through observation and research and in a range of photographic processes, both black and white film photography and digital colour photography, with a focus on 'wet' photography and studio and dark room based photographic work.

Course content

AS Unit 1 (year 12)
Personal Investigation: 50% of total qualification
Internally set/Internally marked/Externally moderated.
Incorporates 2 Major Elements:
Supporting Studies and Practical Work.
This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcomes.
AS Unit 2 (year 12)
Externally set assignment: 50% of total qualification
Externally set/internally marked/Externally moderated.
The externally set exam incorporates 2 major elements: Preparatory studies and the 10 hour period of sustained focus.
Preparatory studies will comprise of a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the Externally Set Assignment.
During the 10 hour period of sustained focus, students will produce final outcome(s) extending from their preparatory studies in response to the externally set assignment, under examination conditions.

Future opportunities

There are many careers opportunities in Photography. Most of these will require further study at an Art School, further education or university. The art department fully supports this process and offers advice and guidance about the application process.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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