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Public Services Diploma at Carlton le Willows Academy

Course description

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<td valign=top><p>Students following the Photography option will be expected to explore a range of photographic techniques. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different media in order to explore your strengths and preference. </p>

<p>Each unit at AS and A2 is assessed using four assessment objectives </p>

<p>Assessment Objective 1 </p>

<p>Develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding. </p>

<p>Assessment Objective 2 </p>

<p>Experiment with and select appropriate resources, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops. </p>

<p>Assessment Objective 3 </p>

<p>Record in visual and/or other forms, ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on their work and progress </p>

<p>Assessment Objective 4 </p>

<p>Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements. </p></td>


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<td valign=top><p>Underpinning their work should be the use of sketchbooks/workbooks/journals. There is no specific requirement for students to demonstrate drawing skills in this option unless they wish to. </p>

<p>Students will be required to work in two or more area(s) of photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas. </p>

<p> Portraiture </p>

<p> Landscape photography </p>

<p> Working from the natural world e.g. line, colour, form, pattern and texture </p>

<p> The use of the camera, film, lenses, filters, and lighting </p>

<p> Viewpoint, composition, depth of field and movement </p>

<p> Documentary/Photo-journalism </p>

<p> Working from objects and still life </p>

<p> Experimental imagery </p>

<p> Time based, through such techniques as sequence or "frozen movement" </p></td>


Entry requirements

5 C grades (maximum 1 BTEC equivalents). Must include C grade in English Language and Mathematics GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton le Willows Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years