Key Stage 4
What qualification will the course lead to? GCSE
Which 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.
How will students be assessed?
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.