Photography (A Level) at Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College
Both technical and creative, modern and traditional. Photography can be personalised to the creative individual. This course allows the student to explore themes, technology and history of photography. Students are not required to have their own camera but if they do they are encouraged to use it. Purchases may need to be made by the student when on the course, such as photopaper. Trips may be offered and visits to specific destinations may be required by each individual in their own time.
Photography consists of 4 Units in total. A coursework and exam unit in year 12 and then another coursework and exam unit in year 13. The exam units are externally set controlled tests. The coursework units are based on personal themes and projects chosen by the student. In year 12 students are given the tools and knowledge of photography so that they can utilise this in year 13.
5 x Grade 9-4 GCSEs (preferably including a creative, visual subject)
Coursework and exam units are assessed internally and then moderated by the exam board. Coursework units are 1 and 3, exam units being 2 and 4.
Many university courses, apprentices and careers that utilise photography either fully or partially. Great opportunities to be self employed, work for small enterprises or large national or global companies. Photography shows an employer many other skills such as organisation, perseverance, self management and the ability to think outside the box!
Students are expected to spend additional time on their units outside of college and in free lessons. It is advised that students may need to travel to specific destinations to develop their projects if needed. The students may also need to purchase equipment such as photo paper but it is not necessary to buy a camera but if students have their own camera they are encouraged to use it.
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