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Photography

Year 9  Art and Photography GCSE

This course will introduce students to a variety of practical skills, theoretical studies and experiences. Students will explore all aspects of Art and Design and Photography. This can include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles alongside, digital photography, dark room photography, moving image and use of different software to manipulate imagery. During the first year of the course students will complete two units of work, that explore a diverse range of two and three-dimensional media and use of Photoshop techniques. Each unit will have a theme where students will produce a sketchbook, and an individual piece of work based on that theme. All work will involve in-depth analysis and reflection, to allow students to become confident practically, orally and in writing.

Year 10 Art and Photography GCSE
Year 9 Photography GCSE

The course in Year 9 gives students a foundation in the necessary skills required for success at GCSE. Students gain a deeper understanding of the photographic process, developing ideas and intentions, through the use of photographic equipment and techniques. Students will also post photographic production techniques using the editing facilities on Adobe Photoshop.

Year 10 Photography GCSE 

The course in Year 10 gives students the opportunities to build on the skills and techniques learnt in year 9 to achieve success in their GSCE. Students gain a deeper understanding of the photographic process, exploring more technical elements such as lighting and darkroom skills. Students will also learn more advanced editing techniques using the CS5 suite.

Year 10 Photography Single Award GCSE 

The course in Year 10 gives students the necessary skills required for success at GSCE. Students gain a deeper understanding of the photographic process, developing ideas and intentions, through the use of photographic equipment and techniques. Students will also post photographic production techniques using the editing facilities on Adobe Photoshop.

Year 11 AQA Photography GCSE 

Students are given a GCSE exam paper from the previous year; this unit will continue throughout the autumn term and conclude their coursework submission. Students will have a range of different titles to choose from and will pick a theme from which they can gain the most inspiration. This will be marked as their final unit of coursework. From January students will be issued with their final exam paper; select a chosen theme and develop a sketchbook during the Spring term. Then students will produce a final piece during a 10 hour exam at the beginning of the Summer term. Students will then exhibit their final collection at the Art and Design Exhibition.