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Photography AS/A2 at Christ The King College

Course description

This course provides you with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. It lays the foundation for further study of Photography or related subjects in Higher Education. In addition, it is suitable for students who wish to develop their interest in and enjoyment of Photography, providing a balance of subjects and fostering its value in lifelong learning.
Using different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination. Studying work from a range of genres, historical periods and cultures. Understanding and using the formal elements of visual
language. Using relevant materials, process and technologies Critical analysis of your own work as well as that of other artists and photographers.

 

Course content

Students will be required to demonstrate skills in all of the following: an ability to explore elements of visual language, line, form, colour, pattern and texture in the context of Photography. The ability to respond to an issue, theme, concept or idea or work to a brief. An appreciation of viewpoint, composition, depth of field and movement
and the appropriate use of the camera, film, lenses, filters and lighting for work in their chosen area of Photography.
Students will also develop an understanding of techniques related to the developing and printing of photographic images.

Entry requirements

We would recommend that you will have gained a C Grade in a GCSE Arts subject and that your written communication is of a standard to meet the requirements of the course. This consists largely of annotation and critical analysis at AS but extends to a 1000 minimum word written coursework component at A2.

Assessment

There are four Assessment Objectives which are similar to those used to assess GCSE. All work is marked by the College and moderated by EDEXCEL.
The course consists of two components;
AS Component 1 Coursework - contributes 50% of the AS grade. This body of work is completed before the end of January deadline and is assessed out of a total of 72 marks.
AS Component 2 Externally Set Assignment - contributes 50% of the AS grade. You will spend time working on a theme selected from a paper set by the exam board, including a supervised 10 hour component. This work is assessed
out of a total of 72 marks. The AS course is now a standalone course, it can lead onto A2, but none of the marks will count towards your final A2 grade.
A2 Component 1: Personal Investigation - contributes 60% of the A2 grade. This body of work is completed before the end of January deadline. It consists of practical work as a response to a starting point as well as a linked minimum
1000 word personal study. It is assessed out of 90 marks.
A2 Component 2 Externally Set Assignment- contributes 40% of the A2 grade. You will spend time working on a theme selected from a paper set by the exam board, including a supervised 15 hour component. This work is assessed out of a total of 72 marks.

Future opportunities

During the course, you will build up a practical portfolio of work which can be used to support applications for work or for Higher Education programmes. There are a very wide range of University courses available in Art and Design and related subjects. Many of these courses prepare students directly for the growing range of careers in the always expanding creative industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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