Photography AS/A Level

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Curriculum Area: Creative Arts and Design

Photography AS/A Level

The specification studied is the OCR Art and Design: Photography. It may be taken alongside Textile Design Fine Art: Graphic Communication, Fashion and/or Design and Technology Graphics

Students can choose to study either Photographic Art or Digital Photography. Photographic Art is a mixed media course that includes both darkroom and digital work. Digital photography is a purely digital course.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

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.

The assessment of the AS i…

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Curriculum Area: Creative Arts and Design

Photography AS/A Level

The specification studied is the OCR Art and Design: Photography. It may be taken alongside Textile Design Fine Art: Graphic Communication, Fashion and/or Design and Technology Graphics

Students can choose to study either Photographic Art or Digital Photography. Photographic Art is a mixed media course that includes both darkroom and digital work. Digital photography is a purely digital course.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

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.

The assessment of the AS is divided into two units.

Unit One Coursework Portfolio 30% of full A Level Unit Two Controlled Assignment 20% of full A Level

Advanced Level (A2)

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

Unit Three Personal Investigation (unit 3 includes a sustained piece of writing of 1,000 – 3,000 words) 30% Unit Four Controlled Assignment 20%

During the second year students will have the opportunity to advance their photography practice, developing style and technique.

Methods of Teaching and Learning

Practical work is supported by powerpoint presentations, exhibition visits and skills based workshops.

In their first year students are given a thorough grounding in core skills through the experimentation of the uses of a variety of photographic processes.

In the second year students work and develop their own personal ideas.

Enrichment

Students are encouraged to do first hand research and a number of trips are organised throughout the year to galleries and exhibitions.

Methods of Assessment

All units will be marked internally by the Creative Arts team and will be moderated by the exam board.

Resources

We have teaching rooms with an adjoining darkroom. An well equiped studio. There are digital SLR cameras for on site use only.

Progression

The full Advanced Level in Photography provides a sound basis for students who wish to proceed to Higher Education as well as being a useful background to any career within the photographic field.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above or the equivalent from a minimum of 4 subject areas including GCSE English. GCSE Art is desirable but not essential. You will be asked to do a small assignment before starting the course. This must be completed before enrolment. Plenty of advice will be given and a camera will be required to complete the assignment.

Charges

All students are required to have a digital camera for the Digital Photography course or a film or Digital SLR for Photographic Art. A studio fee of approximately £35 is charged for both course options. The cost of all trips is the responsibility of the student.

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