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.

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Why Study Art and Design?

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

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What would I learn in GCSE Photography?

Unit 1- Surrealism

The first initial project based on a pre-selected starting point. Learners will be guided through how to create “Insightful and meaningful” response to a starting point.

Unit 2- Text

 

The second Project will be based on the starting point of “Text”. This project will be more self-lead as students will be more confident on how to create a successful project.

Unit 3-Mock Exam Project

Learners will be given two starting points to select from. Learners will have the opportunity to make a response to the starting point and the project will be able to create a final outcome in a 5 hour mock exam.

Unit 4- Art and Design Portfolio

Learners will make a more independent decision on what their starting point will be. This project will count for 60% of the overall grade. Learners will have approximately 45 hours contact time to complete the unit. This unit will be marked out of 120 and will be marked internally but moderated externally

Unit 4- Art and Design OCR-set Task

Learners will be given the exam paper in January 2019. Learners will select a starting point from he 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

How would I learn in GCSE Photography?

The GCSE Photography course aims to engage learners to become effective and independent learners through 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.

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.

Staff in Department

Head of Department:

Mrs S. Arif

Contact Photography Department

Please use the form bellow to contact the English department or alternatively please email photography@starbank.bham.sch.uk

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