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Art and Design: Photography KIN at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

This course specialises in Fine Art Photographic Media and Technologies. Students are required to have a background in Art and Design as it is taught in a similar way. Students develop skills in using manual camera settings and photographic editing software to explore themes and concepts, and develop confidence in responding to critical and contextual studies. Students work independently and receive the highest quality assessment and personal feedback to help them achieve their very best standard of work. A high level of independent learning is required for this course as some of the photography happens outside of school, depending on chosen themes.

Access to a DSLR camera is vital in achieving conceptual and creative photography.

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements: Students’ must have studied Art and Design at GCSE level and achieved at least a grade C, and have some skill in using a camera and editing software.

Assessment

AS Coursework:

You will be required to produce a coursework portfolio, which includes sketchbooks, photographs, research, art history, annotation and artwork based on a set theme. This is worth 60% of the final AS Level, with no time limit.

AS Exam: You will then respond to a pre-release exam paper, again producing a sketchbook of preparatory work culminating in a 10 hour photographic exam, worth 40% of your final AS grade.

A2 Portfolio:

Alternatively you could study an A level over 2 years. In Y12 you complete a portfolio based on a set theme, with personal choice elements, culminating in an internal 10 hour exam. The final A level coursework portfolio is then completed based on a personal theme, this is worth 60% of the final A level, with no time limit. This has a written element of up to 3000 words.

A2 Exam: A question is selected from the pre-release paper and a sketchbook of preparatory studies based on photographic technologies and techniques, research and art history is completed. The 15 hour final exam is completed and marked alongside the preparatory work, this is worth 40% of final A level.

Future opportunities

Students can continue in higher education on a wide variety of courses from Art, Graphics, Photography, Fashion, Theatre Set Design, Website/ Game Design, TV, or Film related courses, and many more. Alternatively students could enter the world of work including Free-Lance Photography, Graphics, Interior Design and Promotions.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: AQA

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