PHT2A

NCEA L2 Photography A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Cave-Higgins

Level 2 Photography - Semester 1 (Code: PHT2A)                                                                                         This option is available as a 'taster' course (1 semester only) and towards Level 3, or as a pre-requisite for students who would like endorse in this subject. To endorse, students must complete both Semester 1 & 2. 

Introduction to the course includes the development of skills in photography and art thinking. Students are encouraged to draw from their environment and make artworks recognizing the conventions used in photographic practice. Use of studio lighting, time lapse and various indoor and outdoor photoshoots is expected. 

Additionally, a research project with L1 Literacy credits attached, may be completed.  All developing skills lead towards the 12 credit folio. 

The two panel folio (12 credits) is only available in Semester 2 (Code: PHT2B). This is an External standard thus course endorsement is available if both Semester 1 and 2 are chosen.

Course Overview

Semester A
Semester A (PHT2A)
– Internals only (2.2 - 4 credits, 2.3 - 4 credits) will be offered. A research standard (2.1 - 4 credits) may be offered.
This is available as a 'taster course' or as a gateway to folio and Level 3 Visual Arts courses.

Students who wish to complete the external 12-credit folio (2.4) will need to also select Semester B. (PHT2B)
This allows for course endorsement.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open entry. However, some level of understanding or experience about Art or Digital Technology would be an advantage.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contribution to the take-home component of this course is expected. The specialist paper, printing costs and cardboards for folio is part of this.

Pathway

Students in Level 2 may take more than one of the Visual Arts; Painting, Design, Photography

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91307 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to photography

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91312 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91317 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91322 v2
NZQA Info
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0