Photography

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Photography

As a department our aim is to provide every student with a creative experience that will develop key artistic skills during their two years in KS3. Students will develop technical skills such as: drawing, painting and printing where they will use a wide range of materials. Students will experience working in 2D and 3D both individually and collaboratively, studying artists from the past to the present to inspire and develop their work. Our aim is to enable all students to develop their confidence, communication skills and their imagination.

With the ever-changing world that we live in, never before has technology been so prevalent and important. Through studying Photography learners are developing their communication skills, independence, creativity, problem solving, learning to work with others.

Why study Photography?

Photography will create many different avenues for learners to go down in the future. Learners can explore fields such as; Videographer, Cinematographer, Film, Photography and Promotions. All these career paths require some form of creativity.

How would I learn?

The GCSE Photography course aims to engage learners to become effective and independent learners by developing their critical and reflective thinking and enquiring minds. The course allows students to develop creative skills, through learning to use imagination and intuition when exploring and creating photographic and digital art. Throughout their journey, students will become confident in taking risks and learning from their mistakes when exploring and experimenting with ideas, materials, tools and techniques. Students will develop competence, with increasing independence, in refining and developing ideas and proposals, and personal outcomes or solutions. They will learn how to actively engage with the experience of working with a broad range of media, materials and techniques including, where appropriate, traditional and new media and technologies

Photography Curriculum Map

Year 9

Autumn 1
Key skills Development/Project title Surrealism
Autumn 2
Key skills Development/Project title Surrealism
Spring 1
Key skills Development/Project title Surrealism
Spring 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Summer 1
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Summer 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.

Year 10

Autumn 1
CWK: Identity/or a personal choice (HA)
Autumn 2
CWK: Identity/or a personal choice (HA)
Spring 1
CWK: Identity/or a personal choice (HA)
Spring 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.)
Summer 1
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Summer 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.

Year 11

Autumn 1
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Autumn 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Spring 1
Exam Project
Spring 2
Exam Project
Summer 1
n/a
Summer 2
n/a

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

OCR

Course Makeup:

  • Exam 40% 40%
  • Coursework 60% 60%

Exam Structure:

  • Learners will be given the exam paper during the summer term of year 11.
  • They will select a starting point from the exam paper and create a portfolio based around their selected starting point.
  • Learners will create the final outcome in a 10 hour exam.
  • This unit will count for 40% of the overall grade.
  • This unit will be marked out of 80 and will be marked internally and moderated externally.

Contact Photography Department

Please use the form below to contact the Art department or alternatively please email art_info@starbank.staracademies.org

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