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Photography at The New Sixth Bath

Course description

The course offers considerable scope for students to develop their photography skills and competence in digital media. Personal assignments stretch students to respond to different situations and life experiences. The work is largely digitally based. A number of visits are made throughout the year to both local and national exhibitions and to media studios.

AS Level:

The AS is studied in the first year. It forms 50% of the assessment weighting of the full A level. AS can be taken as a stand-alone specification, or as part of the full A Level course.

Unit 1: Coursework portfolio of personal work.

Unit 2: Controlled assignment taken over an extended period.

A2 Level:

During the second year of study the assessment is divided into a further two units.

Unit 3: Personal investigation, including a sustained piece of writing of 1000 3000 words.

Unit 4: Controlled assignment set by the examination board.

Entry requirements

Many will have taken Art GCSE and achieved at least a grade B, or have followed a personal interest inphotography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The New Sixth Bath directly.

Last updated date: 04 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • The New Sixth is located at the southern gateway to the World Heritage City of Bath with beautiful views towards the Severn estuary and over Bath. Access to the Sixth Form is easy as it is on main bus routes and next to the Bath Park and Ride terminus making it an easy destination for students.