“Call it vision, imagination, or seeing; it all comes down to the same thing: the ability to envision a final result in your mind's eye, and then to make it so with your tools at hand.”
Through photographs we preserve history, capture the essence of a place, travel to distant shores, push our way through steamy rainforests, in short, photography connects people.
What will you study in Photography?
Years 9 and 10 will comprise two components (a portfolio submission) in which pupils are required to work in one or more area(s), such as those listed below:
• location photography
• studio photography
• experimental imagery
• documentary photography
• moving image: film, video and animation
• fashion photography.
They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas. Pupils will be taught creative recording and manipulation of still and moving image as well as understanding different genres, styles and traditions within Photography. The study of Photography may be approached in many different ways: ideas, perceptions and feelings can be expressed in a variety of ways by experimenting with materials, media and in creative use of visual language.
How you will be assessed
Non exam assessment (60% of the total marks)
In years 9 and 10 pupils are encouraged to actively engage in the process of recording imagery in completing units of work which will develop creative skills, through imaginative and intuitive powers and exploring a range of methods of recording. The aim is to become confident in taking risks and develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, interpretive practical, technical and expressive work.
Our aim is to enable all pupils to achieve their maximum potential.
In year 11 pupils will undertake a PPE timed set task as well as the externally set task known as Component 2.
Externally set task (40% of the total marks)