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Photography, Lens Based and Light Based Media A Level at Ivybridge Community College

Course description

You will also be expected to explore and experiment with traditional techniques such as drawing and printmaking a photomontage. Research and writing about photographers from different times and places is a fundamental part of the course and this underpins the development of your ideas.

Themes covered range from portraiture and identity to still life and landscape genres.

What will you study?

The course is assessed in four areas, as follows:

Developing ideas through focused investigations, informed by contextual sources.

Experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops.

Recording ideas, observations and insights – demonstrating an ability to reflect on your own practice.

Presenting a personal, informed and meaningful response.

At AS Level students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, employing a range of media, processes and techniques. These include: black and white film based photography and darkroom processes, digital photography, image manipulation and contextual studies.

At A2, students are required to build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in the AS with greater depth of study.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ivybridge Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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