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Photography

 

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The photography course was introduced to the school in January 2014 and has grown in popularity each year. We consistently have a 100% pass rate of grades 5 and above and we are now recognised as being in the top 1% of Photography courses in England and Wales.

Students learn the processes involved in photography and will become confident in developing ideas. Much of the work is computer generated and pupils learn about Photoshop as well as other photography packages 

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KS4

GCSE Photography

Exam board

Edexcel

Course code

1PY0

Examined by

Two folders are created throughout the course, a coursework folder and an examination folder. The coursework folder is developed throughout year 10 and one term of year 11 and constitutes 60% of the overall grade. The examination folder is started in the Spring term of year 11 and follows a theme given by the examination board, the folder constitutes 40% of the final grade and culminates in a ten hour practical examination. Both folders contain investigation of the artwork by established artists and artwork produced by the student. Students must also produce written work exploring the theme, analysing artwork and explaining their personal response to the project.

Key topics taught

· The use of SLR cameras with studio lighting and natural lighting.

· Experimentation with a range of photographic techniques.

· Creation and enhancement of images using Photoshop.

· Development of photographic skills with an emphasis upon use of materials with the aim of         producing large final outcomes of a high standard.

· The study of key themes in Art, for example, portraiture and still life exploring these themes within the contexts of culture, history and contemporary practice.

The course is an Edexcel GCSE which consists of 60% coursework and 40% Externally Set Assignment. Coursework is graded on four assessment objectives and you will be expected to produce an A2 folder throughout the two years in order to evidence your developing skills and ideas and a further A2 folder for the examination project.

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Support

KS4 support lessons take place throughout the week.

Extra sessions for yr10 students take place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Extra sessions for yr11 students take place after school on Mondays and Fridays.