What will I learn?
You will learn about a variety of photographic media, techniques and processes which may include video, traditional (chemical) and digital media. Drawing and writing are important components of all Art & Design courses and you will learn how to analyse your own work and the work of professional photographers and artists.
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1 – Portfolio Coursework 60%
You will create a digital portfolio of work, which demonstrates your working process (via sketches, notes, experiments etc.) as well as the final products. You must evaluate and make informed connections with the work of professional artists and photographers. You will choose a starting point from a list of themes set by the exam board. Over three months you will produce preparatory work prior to the final 10 hour period which is usually completed over two days. The themes are set by the teacher
but you are encouraged to make a
Unit 2 Externally Set Assignment 40%
You will choose a starting point from a list of themes set by the exam board. Over three months you will produce preparatory work prior to the final 10 hour period which is usually completed over two days.
Are there any entry requirements?
A desire to explore ideas and experiment with photographic techniques both in the darkroom and using computer software. A DSLR camera and access at home to a computer and the internet are highly recommended.
Where could it lead?
Potential careers in press photography, editing, advertising, fashion photography or styling, the film industry or forensic science.
What would complement this course?
Photography offers you the opportunity to study a creative, technical and hands-on GCSE subject.
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Head of Department