Examination Board: AQA
What is the aim of the course?
Photography follows a similar structure to the other art courses with more of a specific focus on Light and Lens Based Media. The course will introduce you to dark room techniques, digital media, post-production, editing and include traditional and new technologies. Year 10 will focus on teaching guided workshops alongside set projects. These 2 projects will require levels of independence taking photographs outside of school based upon Portraiture and Journeys. In the second year students work independently on projects experimenting and refining skills learnt at the beginning of the course.
In order to succeed in Photography students will require access to their own camera and be willing to participate in photographs.
What will you study in this subject?
- be able to produce basic drawings to plan photographs pre-production.
- be able to research and document your own experiences using a camera.
- explore di f ferent media and processes, showing an ability to reflect on your outcomes and improve work where necessary.
- be able to experiment and edit work recording all processes and ideas in a sketchbook.
- be able to visually and in written form explain the connections that you can see between your work and the work of established artists/photographers.
- how to produce a final piece of work for each project based upon multiple editing and experimentation.
How is your work assessed?
- Coursework is worth 60% of your final grade and starts from the beginning of the course in Year 10, right through until you take your exam in Year 11. You will be expected to complete a minimum of two coursework projects.
- You will be expected to complete at least two coursework projects. The exam unit is worth 40% of your final grade.
- Students will also have opportunities to visit photography galleries and be invited to document and photograph school events.
What qualification will I get?
- GCSE Art and Design—Photography
For additional information, please contact: Mr P. Scott