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Photography A Level at Wye School

Course description

The aim of the A level Photography course is to encourage students to explore news ways of seeing the world using a wide variety of photographic techniques and processes. We introduce students to the history of photography, the work of important photographers and the variety of ways of making a photograph, with or without a camera. We want students to experience the magic of the darkroom as well as the wonders of digital processing when they are "d rawing with light".

Course content

You will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. You will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies and you will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to Photography and a wider range of art and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non - European examples. This is integral to the investigating and making process. Your responses to thes e examples will be shown through practical and critical activities which demonstrate your understanding of different styles, genres and traditions. You will be aware of the four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the context of the content and ski lls presented and of the importance of process as well as product. You will keep a visual journal to document your work. You will use both traditional methods and digital techniques to produce images. In February of Year 13 you will receive your examinati on question paper which you will use as the basis for your second unit of work in a 15 hour exam set over 2 or 3 days. The exam is approximately 8 weeks after receipt of the exam paper. During your course you will be advised on how to build a portfolio of work suitable for entry to a one year pre - degree Foundation Diploma course in Art and Design/photography or a University Degree.

Entry requirements

The best foundation for success in Photography is a grade 5 minimum in Photography or Art and Design related course. However, this does not prevent interested students applying for the course provided if they can provide a portfolio of work reflecting their interest in the subject.

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: 06 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September