Key Stage 4

Qualification: GCSE

Examination board: Edexcel

Lens and light based media: Students will learn how to work with a DSLR camera as well as compact cameras.  They will use a number of facilities including a full studio, lighting, filters and number of different lenses.  Students will become confident at describing and explaining using all the technical language as well as Photoshop. 

Students will also learn a number of different genres and professional photographers that will help them to gain a better understanding of the photographer’s work and how it can influence their work. Students will create a number of photographic final pieces with the development of all your studies.

Unit 1 - Personal Portfolio (worth 60%) in Year 10 and Year 11

This is a collection of final pieces that are produced to a number of topics which is supported with a portfolio and sketchbook.

Unit 2 - Externally Set Assignment in Art and Design (worth 40%) in Year 11

This is a final piece produced in an exam with preparatory work that is produced in the weeks leading up to the exam which supports the development and production of the final piece.