Photography GCSE

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Gloucestershire College offers this product as a default in the following regions: Gloucester, Hereford

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About This Course

What will I do on the course? This is a hands-on creative course where you may use digital methods and other techniques to produce images for your portfolio and controlled test. You will combine practical creation of your own images with critical studies of the work of photographers and photography in art. You will analyse images that will help you to develop an understanding of the language of photography. The topics you will study include: Work in one or more areas of photography e.g portraiture, landscape, still-life, documentary, photo journalism, experimental imagery. - Essential photographic skills - An appreciation of viewpoint, composition, depth of field and moveme…

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Didn't find what you were looking for? See also: Photography, (Digital) Photography, Fashion Photography, Adobe Photoshop, and Film Studies.

About This Course

What will I do on the course? This is a hands-on creative course where you may use digital methods and other techniques to produce images for your portfolio and controlled test. You will combine practical creation of your own images with critical studies of the work of photographers and photography in art. You will analyse images that will help you to develop an understanding of the language of photography. The topics you will study include: Work in one or more areas of photography e.g portraiture, landscape, still-life, documentary, photo journalism, experimental imagery. - Essential photographic skills - An appreciation of viewpoint, composition, depth of field and movement - How to use cameras, lenses, filters and lighting. You will be able to borrow Digital SLR cameras although it would be useful if you have your own. How will I be assessed? 60% coursework and 40% controlled set assignment. GCSE requires a coursework portfolio exemplifying work carried out during the course. The set assignment investigation in which you develop work in response to an idea, issue, concept or theme chosen from a paper set by the exam board.. There is a charge of £75* to cover materials used on the course and trips. This payment is to be made at enrolment. * subject to change

Additional Notes

For full time students the course will form part of a larger programme of study which consists of timetabled sessions, enrichment activities, work experience and private study time. To achieve this a student will normally be asked to select from columns of the 6th Form matrix in each year of study. If a student falls below this programme requirement they may be classed as part time by some external agencies and may be required to pay fees for their tuition and/or exams. Please check with the tutor at interview that the subjects you have selected form a full-time programme. Every full time 6th Form student will have a personal tutor and will study a tutorial programme. The tutor will be responsible for the pastoral care of the student and for the tracking and monitoring of their progress on the course. This subject can be selected on its own for part time study for which tuition fees may be payable (please consult Student Services for fee concessions). Part time students may also be required to pay exam fees. You may have the opportunity to go on trips during the year. A small charge will be payable for these visits.

Entry Criteria

Students should already have achieved 5 GCSE's at grade D or above including English language and maths, and show an interest in the subject, or have been accepted on to the Step-up course at RFD

Progression Details

Progression from GCSEs will normally be to AS Level (or equivalent vocational course) or to employment. Progression from AS Level will normally be to A2, and then on to employment or Higher Education

Success Information

96.4% GCSE pass rate in June 2012 with over 40% A* - C in English and Maths

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