Art and Design: Photography Endorsed

(CLICK HERE FOR THE EDEXCEL PHOTOGRAPHY A LEVEL SPECIFICATION 9PY0)

Course Length:  A level 2 years

This KS5 course is for students who have an interest in photography, perhaps with an aptitude in Art, English and Science and wish to develop their analytical and practical skills and their knowledge of photography.   Also, for those students who are thinking about careers for which a photographic portfolio might be useful.

KS5 Art & Design: Photography Endorsed

Art and Design: Photography Endorsed

(CLICK HERE FOR THE EDEXCEL PHOTOGRAPHY A LEVEL SPECIFICATION 9PY0)

Course Length:  A level 2 years

Student Course Criteria

This course is for students who have an interest in photography, perhaps with an aptitude in Art, English and Science and wish to develop their analytical and practical skills and their knowledge of photography.   Also, for those students who are thinking about careers for which a photographic portfolio might be useful.

Course Overview

You will develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to respond in a personal and creative way using photographic techniques.  You will develop your experimental, analytical and documenting skills together with your knowledge and understanding of photography in historical and contemporary contexts.

Course Assessment

2 units over the two years for A Level:

Component 1 – Coursework 60%

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment 40%

Further Opportunities Following this Course

Students can go on to further studies, usually at Art College or further education. These studies may lead  to  related  careers,  which  might  include  photography,  advertising,  publishing,  media  and journalism.

Securing a Place at Post-16

Places on this course are limited, so you need to show a genuine interest.  A GCSE in Art is not a requirement but visual awareness and an eye for composition and presentation are an advantage. You do not need your own photographic equipment.

A minimum of Level 6 in English or Art is required.

Please refer to our entry policy.

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