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Photography and Creative Arts - Occupational Studies

Why study this subject?
In this course you will learn about the following:

  • Consideration of employment opportunities in the craft industry;
  • Craft-making equipment and materials;
  • Craft skills;
  • Production of a craft item;
  • Consideration of health and safety within the craft industry;
  • Research of a specific craft;
  • Working to a brief;
  • Writing the proposal of an idea;
  • Methods to exhibit work;
  • Procedures for self and peer evaluation;
  • Consideration of environmental issues within the craft industry; and
  • A review and evaluation of performance.

Summary of Assessment

Assessment will take place throughout the course with students developing a portfolio which will attain either Level 1 or Level 2 at the end of the two years. Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE Grades A*-C and Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grades D-G.

Progression Pathways

This qualification can provide a useful basis for further study of creative craft options at Levels 2 and 3.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the specialism studied, career opportunities may include ceramics sculpture, china painting, pottery, calligraphy, illustration, printmaking, stone masonry, monumental masonry, stone carving and sculpture, metalworking, blacksmithing, hand engraving, jewellery making, silversmithing or painting.

Points to consider
This course is not a suitable foundation for A-Level study.

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