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Photography A Level at Verulam School

Course description

This course gives students the opportunity to prepare a wide variety of photography work to enable them to pass their examinations and to prepare a portfolio for entry to an Art Foundation or directly onto a Photography degree.

The course emphasises the artistic and aesthetic sides of photography, but technical, cultural and historical aspects are included.

Students will need to have access to a 35mm S.L.R. camera. It need not be an expensive model. Film and paper are sold by the department, for educational purposes, at very competitive prices.

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • Record observations, experiences, ideas, information and insights in visual and other forms, appropriate to intentions
  • Analyse and evaluate critically sources such as images, objects, artefacts and texts, showing an understanding of purposes, meanings and contexts
  • Develop ideas through  sustained investigations and exploration, selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and analysing methods and outcomes
  • Present a personal, coherent and informed response, realising intentions, articulating and explaining connections with the work of others

A level Photography can lead to Higher Education in Photography or an Art Foundation Course.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE Photography. Considerations will be made for those who did not study Photography at GCSE at the discretion of the Head of Department/Deputy Head.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years