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Photography AS & A Level at Outwood Academy Newbold

Course description

The course is designed to develop personal responses to observations, experiences, environments and cultures, celebrating their individuality and strengths. It encourages personal learning through enquiry into Photography and enjoyment of its application in the real world, along with the acquisition of lifelong learning and creative thinking skills. This is done through careful guidance and individual target setting.

We encourage past students to come and talk about what they have gone on to do with Photography, they bring in their work and are happy to help with ideas or concepts and answer any questions about what they are doing.

Course content

  • The ability to work independently
  • Good camera skills & editing skills
  • A basic knowledge of traditional & Contemporary photographers

Year 1 
Work will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the year.

Year 2
March/April Year 13 Work will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the year.

March/April Year 13

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Photography.

Creatively minded individuals with enthusiasm for creative thinking and pushing your own boundaries. You must be enthusiastic, prepared to really explore an idea or concept and be able to work with determination and perseverance. You will have timetabled lessons and will also be encouraged to come and use the space in your free periods, an equal amount of time is expected to be spent on your studies out of lessons as in lessons.


Year 1
Extended project with exploration & experimentation with digital photography & manipulation, leading to an appropriate conclusion. Marked internally - some work may be used to support students year 2 portfolios but Year 1 is purely about building skills, confidence and understanding for year 2. There is no formal qualification gained at the end of this year.

Year 2
Extended project with coherent preparatory experimentation & explorations of digital photography & manipulation, leading to an appropriate conclusion. 3000 word supporting written study. Marked internally/externally moderated.

Paper issued 1st of February in initial preparatory period of about 8 weeks, 10 hour exam (final piece) 10 hours consecutively over 2 days. Marked

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Visits- we aim to take students out about 3 times in each of the years, these trips might include a visit to Sheffield city and art galleries, London, Chesterfield College, Chatsworth, Liverpool depending what exhibitions and workshops are on.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Outwood Academy Newbold directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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