Mrs Penny Roberts
GCSE photography is an exciting and inspiring course enabling students to develop skills in:
- investigation and experimentation
- the development of ideas from first-hand experience and, where appropriate, secondary source materials.
Students who choose to study Photography GCSE will study:
- Chemical and digital photography
- Darkroom techniques, health and safety and use of equipment within the darkroom
- Making and using your own camera
- Stop motion animation
- Photoshop and other useful software packages
- Portraiture and people
Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to lens-based and light-based media from the past and from recent times, including European and non–European examples which should be integral to the investigating and making process. Responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities which demonstrate the students' understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.
Students maintain a sketch book which comprises a major component of the course work and should demonstrate the research undertaken during the course. It will be marked alongside the final outcomes and monitored closely throughout the course. Sketchbook work accounts for approximately 75% of the final grade.
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