Photography 

Introduction

Photography jobs are as vast as the medium is visible in the world. This course will make you a great creative thinker and you will be able to construct your photographic images so that they contain high visual appeal.

Photography is an exciting medium that can be used in many different ways. Careers in photography include Art careers, Advertising, Commercial work, Editorial, Fashion, Film, Food, Forensic, Industrial, Architectural, Ariel, Portraiture and Wedding photography, Sports and Travel etc. Photographs are visible everywhere because we love the photographic representation of ourselves and our world and therefore there is a huge market for photographic work.

The course will teach you to look at the world in a creative way. The creative potential stimulated in this course will enable you to apply creative, analytical and critical thinking and problem solving, in order to visually communicate ideas through photography.

This Photography Course develops a wide range of skills, analytical and critical thinking and problem solving, which will be useful at University and future careers. Photography may offer a highly creative and hands-on alternative to other subjects you may be studying at A level

Our subject area seeks to develop the following in all our students:

Throughout the course, students will learn about a variety of photographic media, techniques and processes, lighting in our studio and use computers for Photoshop and digital media, utilising these techniques and equipment, to make brilliant images.

This Photography Course develops a wide range of skills, analytical and critical thinking and problem solving, which will be useful at University and future careers.

The art department has continued to have results which are above national average, we endeavour to maximise the potential of all students who opt for this subject.

Through the Photography GCSE course students cover the following:

 

Areas of study

The students complete to units/components of work in this course.

In Component 1 and Component 2 students are required to work in one or more area(s) of

photography, such as those listed below:

  • portraiture
  • location photography
  • studio photography
  • experimental imagery
  • installation
  • documentary photography
  • photo-journalism
  • moving image: film, video and animation
  • fashion photography.

 

They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas.

Course component breakdown

The students will cover two units of practical work, one is an internally set coursework project and other is the ESA which concludes with a 10 hour assessment.

Unit 1 = 60% of the final grade

Unit 2 = 40% of the final grade

Homework expectations (hours and completion standards)

The Art department follows the Academy policy on homework. Homework tasks involve drawing, research, developing classwork or individual responses. It is essential a disciplined approach towards homework is taken in order for students to fully meet the course requirements.

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 76.2% grades 9-4.