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Year 9 GCSE Photography

In Year 9 Photography GCSE pupils begin by learning a range of key photography skills and looking at the history of photography, the history of the camera and printing and developing techniques that have been used both past and present. There are a number of key tasks which pupils need to complete before they begin their coursework. After term 1 pupils will be exploring close-up fruit photography with the intention of creating a whole project based around the topic. Pupils will create mind maps, research pages on specific photographers such as Emily Blincoe and inspired outcomes related to those photographers work. They will then develop work further taking inspiration from the photographers work and techniques they have learnt about. Finally they will create their own final outcome which will then be evaluated. All work in their sketch book will be annotated in detail.

 

Year 10 GCSE Photography

In Year 10 Photography GCSE pupils begin by learning a range of key photography skills and looking at the history of photography, the history of the camera and printing and developing techniques that have been used both past and present. There are a number of key tasks which pupils need to complete before they begin their coursework. After term 1 pupils will be exploring close-up fruit photography with the intention of creating a whole project based around the topic. Pupils will create mind maps, research pages on specific photographers such as Emily Blincoe and inspired outcomes related to those photographers work. They will then develop work further taking inspiration from the photographers work and techniques they have learnt about. Finally they will create their own final outcome which will then be evaluated. All work in their sketch book will be annotated in detail.

 

Year 11 GCSE Photography

In year 11 GCSE Photography pupils are developing their chosen coursework project from year 10. The starting point may have been the same but this is their opportunity to experiment and delve into further topics or medias of interest to them such as dark room techniques and advanced Photoshop editing. After term 2 pupils will receive their exam topics. They have until May to complete a project based around the topic they have chosen. In May they sit a 10 hour exam which is a final piece realised from the exam work.

 

Year 12 Photography

In year 12 AS Photography pupils will begin by revisiting skills and techniques learnt in KS4 Photography but to a more advanced level. This is an opportunity for pupils to master skills such as Photoshop editing, taking photographs using a range of cameras, techniques and processes, and developing processes. In term 2 pupils will begin an Image Manipulation project which is structured the same as a GCSE Project but the level at which they need to work at is much higher. They are also required to annotate and evaluate work in detail. At the end of the coursework pupils complete a Final Piece which is to demonstrate the skills they have learnt and developed through the project. In term 3 pupils are given their exam project where they have to choose from a range of topics from the AQA exam board. They complete a full project on the topic and complete a 10 hour exam in May.

 

Year 13 Photography

In year 13 A2 Photography pupils chose a topic for their independent work, the personal investigation. This is where they get to really explore and experiment with an idea through various Medias and materials that interest them. Pupils will be investigating ideas and concepts they are interested in. For this project pupils are required to write an extended piece of writing which can take the form of an essay or can be documented in a diary style layout with images. Their work will take the same structure as previous projects where they create a final piece at the end of the project. In term 3 they will receive their exam where they have to choose a topic from the AQA exam board and complete a final piece in a 15 hour exam in May.