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Mr Ares

Entry Requirements:

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or  GCSE English Literature and
Grade 4 in Art and Design or
Merit at BTEC First Award or equivalent.

Course Overview: 

Photography encourages the development of personal, imaginative and critical expression, enabling students to be able to communicate ideas in response to both internal and external stimuli. It offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in a wide range of Photographic media, techniques and processes as well as enhance your critical thinking in relation to your own Photographic work and the work of others.

Studying here at ICC you will have access to a diverse range of specialist equipment, both traditional (darkroom) and digital, and a lighting studio. You will be guided by supportive, expert Photography/art teachers.

Exam Information: 

Duration: 2 Years
Exam Board: Edexcel                                                  

Component 1. Fine Art coursework: 60% of the A Level mark
Component 2. Externally Set Assignment (Exam): 40% of the A Level mark

Qualification Gained: 

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Art and Design: Photography

Career Opportunities:

An A Level in Photography will support progression to higher-level courses in a number of Art and Design disciplines. Application can be through a foundation course at Art College before applying to a degree course in a specialist area, or directly onto a degree course at university. Studying Photography for its own sake develops transferable skills, which can take you into employment. Success at this level requires determination and dedication.

The Photography course provides opportunities for students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to creative industries such as Photography, Photojournalism, Advertising, Graphics, Fashion, Interior Design, Theatre Design and Animation.

Subject Links:

Fine Art, Product Design, English, ICT, Theatre Studies, Humanities, Media Studies, Philosophy