WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Creative people who already enjoy taking photographs of lots of different things and enjoy the instant result of the image. This course will suit anyone with an imagination, ideas and particularly students who enjoy practical work. You will have opportunities to explore many different digital and chemical photographic techniques in our new darkroom and media suite, allowing you to discover new ways to express yourself and your ideas.
EXAM BOARD, COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT DETAILS
AO1 Artist’s Research, AO2 Exploration, AO3 Observation, AO Final Piece & Evaluation
The course is taught through a number of projects over the two years. The projects are based on interesting themes and we encourage you to explore the themes in depth. To help you develop your ideas you will experience a variety of ways of working, discover new techniques. You will be helped to explore how artists, photographers, designers and craftspeople have developed their own ideas and you will be able to try these in your own work.
You will be shown how to use the camera to build skills and confidence in manipulating images particularly when using the formal elements and composition. Your sketchbook will be an important record of your ideas over the two years and forms an important part of your final assessment. Homework assignments will be directly related to your coursework.
WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO POST 16?
A-Level Art, Photography, Fashion, Graphics, Illustration etc. Art & Design Foundation degree or Apprenticeships
This course provides a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses such as A-level Art and Design, Photography, Fashion. You will also find it useful for enhanced vocational and career pathways, higher education, foundation studies, apprenticeships and university courses.
FOR WHAT CAREERS WILL THIS COURSE BE USEFUL?
Television Art Director
Community Art worker
Museum or Art gallery curator
Print maker/ printer
And other careers in these industries
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Photography is primarily coursework based so it involves a lot of time completing classwork and homework throughout the two years. If you enjoy the subject this is fun to complete and, if you stay on top of the workload, the subject gets excellent results. It is worth bearing in mind that the creative industries are the biggest employer in the UK at present and this GCSE will help your employability.
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