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Photography at Bridlington School Sports College

Course description

AS Level

Unit 1: You will learn about photographic techniques and processes, both traditional and new technologies. You will explore images from past and recent times including European and non-European examples, developing research from a range of thematic starting points. You will use sketchbooks or workbooks to document your progress but will not be expected to demonstrate drawing skills in this subject unless you wish to.You will be using digital techniques on Photoshop to manipulate images.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment involving a preparatory period and a 5 hour session of supervised time.

A2 Level

Unit 3: Practical/written project based on the students own choice of starting point which is discussed and agreed with their Art and Design Teacher.

Unit 4: Externally set assignment with a preparatory period of approx. 8 weeks and 15 hours of supervised time to complete the final piece/s of Art and Design work. You will be expected to demonstrate skills in exploring visual language, the ability to respond to an issue or theme, appreciation of viewpoint, the appropriate use of camera and understanding techniques relating to printing images. You will be required to show an understanding of how ideas and feelings can be conveyed, historical and contemporary developments, how images relate to social, cultural or ethical contexts. You will also need a specialist working vocabulary to describe and annotate your images.

Due to the specialist nature of the course there are limited places available.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades (including English and Maths)

Students who have not studied Art & Design at GCSE may be considered if they have been successful in another Art and/or Design related subject and can show enthusiasm and commitment.

This is a Fine art photography course for creative thinkers. Confidence in the use of image manipulation, either on Photoshop or similar program is expected.

We would normally expect students to have completed a GCSE qualification in a creative subject to start the AS course, however this is not always essential if you can prove your ability, commitment and motivation to be successful.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridlington School Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years