Photography

Sixth Form only

All Photography units are delivered through coursework over two years and will be allocated a proportionate amount of time to complete. The coursework enquiry exploits ICT colour digital imagery, using professional software. Sketchbooks are vital and contain evidence of the personal development of the student’s ideas including reference to the work of a variety of photographers and show an understanding of meanings and context using imagery and notation. The course is split into two components -

Component 1: Personal investigation (60% of A-level)

Internally set assignments; Students submit supporting studies and practical outcome(s) in response to the given themes. In addition to the sketchbooks, students should submit supporting studies linked to a personal study of 1000-3000 words and practical outcomes from personal starting points. Produced Year 1 & 2

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of A-level)

Students will respond to an externally set assignment. A preparatory period will be given to produce the relevant coursework + 15 hours supervised Exam time. Produced End of Year 2

This course is open to all students of Art and Design and those that wish to pursue a Photography or Media based career. Good communications skills are required for in depth writing to support coursework

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