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Photography is exciting, vibrant, creative and more accessible than ever. We are far past the advent of digital photography, with high quality smartphone cameras in most pockets and images playing a valuable part of our global communications.

In working towards this Level 2 qualification you will be introduced to Photoshop, professional digital camera operation, learn how to master Instagram, build websites as well as explore and learn how to produce imagery using manual techniques dating as far back as the eighteenth century. You will learn the basics of safe working practices and have the opportunity to explore in detail the following areas of photography: dark room, studio, location, commercial, documentary and experimental and alternative processes. Once you have learned the basics, you can work in an experimental and creative manner producing your own distinctive images in electronic or traditional formats.

The course is portfolio based and, at the end of the year, you will take-away a wealth of new creative, technical and academic skills as well as a GCSE equivalent qualification.

Assessment

The course is assessed over Four Units of coursework and is 100% Portfolio based.

Entry Requirements

Grade 3 in GCSE English Language.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum GCSE average profile.
We use ALIS scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to be successful.

A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your Average GCSE Score (ALIS)
Add up the GCSE grades you have got/hope to get and divide them by the number of subjects you have taken.

You may only count full course GCSEs (no vocational courses).

For example:
English C = 5 | Maths B = 6 | Science Core B = 6 | Science Additional C = 5 | Geography A = 7
Total points = 29 (points) divided by 5 (subjects) = 5.8 average GCSE score

GCSE Equivalent
Vocational courses including OCR/BTEC/DIDA are calculated as more than one subject only if you wish to progress to a Level 3 BTEC in the same subject.

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

Students will learn the basics of safe working practices and have the opportunity to explore in detail the following areas of photography: dark room, studio, location, commercial, documentary and experimental and alternative processes. Once you have learned the basics, you can work in an experimental and creative manner producing your own distinctive images in electronic or traditional formats.

Outcome/Progression

You will have the opportunity to build a photography portfolio for AS Level Photography as well as explore other subject areas in the Creative Art and Design department. Photography compliments other creative courses as well as more traditionally academic courses such as English and Psychology.

Course Information

Level

Level 2 Certificate

Course Work

Exams

40%