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Art Photography

Art Photography

Art: Photography

 

Specification: Edexcel 8PYo/9PYo

 

Qualification type: A Level

 

Entry criteria (GCSE grades)

Art & Design or Photography Grade 5

 

Subject description

AS and A2 Photography courses will explore artwork using darkroom and digital imaging. Photographic techniques are used to convey messages and create works.  Practical involves the selection and manipulation of images.  Students will employ creative approaches that go beyond mere observation and recording.  Work journals will be used to record ideas, experiments and research.

 

Units studied

 

AS components

Component 1 Coursework: Students will produce a journal incorporating recording from primary and contextual sources and photographic experiments and final outcomes as the realisation of their ideas.

Component 2 Externally set assignment: A paper will be set in January in which students are given time to generate ideas and practical exploration in response to a given theme.

 

A2 components

Component 1 Coursework: Students are required to produce a body of practical work and a personal study in written form as an essay.

Component 2 Externally set assignment: A paper will be set in January in which students are given time to generate ideas and practical exploration in response to a given theme.

 

How the course is assessed

Both AS and A2 are assessed by marking of practical evidence produced to cover four assessment objectives, each covering 25% of the qualification. AS Component 1 and Component 2 are both 50% of the final grade.  A2 Component 1 is 40% and Component 2 60% of the final grade.

 

Post-18 opportunities

Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Degree in Art & Design, Photography, Film and Art History, work in galleries, education, film, media, advertising, journalism, and studio work.

 

Teacher responsible:  Miss L Crofton