ART & DESIGN - PHOTOGRAPHY at Boston Spa Academy
During the two-year Photography A Level, students will encounter a broad range of techniques and processes, and develop skills, ideas and experiences that support their creation of high-quality photography. Work produced on this course will demonstrate the
use of creative skills to develop individual thoughts, feelings, observations and
ideas within their projects.
The course will introduce students to all aspects of photography which could include portraiture; landscape photography (working from the urban, rural, and/or coastal environment); still-life photography (working from objects or from the natural world); documentary photography; photojournalism; fashion photography; experimental
imagery; multimedia; photographic installations; and moving image (video, film, animation). Students will learn vital photographic skills as well as studying the work of other photographers and artists to inspire their work. They will learn analytical skills in studying the work of others, as well as creating meaningful collections of their own.
5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).
Achieving a standard pass or higher in GCSE Art or Design is desirable.
All work is finally assessed at the end of Year Two
Component 1 - Personal Investigation
60% of A Level
NEA (non-exam assessment): portfolio of work,
final outcome(s) and 1000-3000 word essay
Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment (non-exam assessment followed by 15-hour external exam)
40% of A Level
Portfolio of preparatory work, and a final outcome generated in a 15-hour exam session in the summer
For further details or guidance speak to Mr Boulton or any member of the Art Team
Telephone Boston Spa Sixth Form to make an appointment on 01937 846612
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.