Photography

Vocational qualification

In Pontefract

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Pontefract

Description

Photography aims to develop your visual thinking, the course also helps build a foundation for further study of any of the visual arts. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques. The study of digital media will be a central feature of the course.

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Location

Starts

Pontefract (West Yorkshire)
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Park Lane, WF8 4QR

Starts

On request

To take into account

A minimum of 22 points achieved from your best 6 GCSE results. A* = 8 points, A = 7, B = 6, C = 5, d = 4, E = 3, F = 2, G = 1. (Half GCSEs = half points)

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Course programme



Photography


Why should I study Photography?
Photography aims to develop your visual thinking, the course also helps build a foundation for further study of any of the visual arts. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques. The study of digital media will be a central feature of the course.

What will I study?
GCSE Units
Coursework
Unit 1:
This concentrates on the study and practice of digital photography but you will also have the opportunity to explore traditional darkroom photography. You will keep a journal in which to record ideas and development prior to producing a final coursework piece. This represents 60% of the final GCSE mark.

Unit 2:
Externally Set Assignment
This represents the culmination of the skills that you will have been acquired during the course. You are given eight weeks to research and prepare for a 10 hour practical examination.

This represents 40% of the final GCSE mark.

What skills do I need?
  • An ability to respond to other photography work
  • An interest in the visual arts is essential
  • An ability to research, experiment and develop ideas visually
  • An ability to sustain personal lines of enquiry


How will I be taught?
A variety of methods will be used including demonstrations, discussions, group work and worksheets. The vast majority of the course is based on hands-on practical work allowing you to develop your individual creative skills and ideas.

How is the course assessed?
Photography is a practical coursework subject and will be continually assessed. You will be marked across four assessment objects which will include: developing ideas, image analysis, organising information and practical skills.

What will this course prepare me for?
You will be able to progress to a career that requires a Level 2 qualification.

As well as careers in photography, art, design and media studies and many others involving creativity and/or the visual arts.

There is also the opportunity to progress to AS and A Level courses in Photography at college.

Private Study
As an approximate guideline AS subjects require 3-4 hrs of independent study each; A2 subjects 4-5 hrs each and GCSE subjects 2 hrs each.

What materials will I need to purchase?
Not applicable

Photography

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