You will begin the course working through a series of technical workshops designed to develop photographic skills. You will learn
how to; capture images in a variety of lighting conditions, explore angles, composition concepts, depth of field and focusing techniques. You will then progress to editing and learn to enhance and manipulate their images using Adobe Photoshop. You will be encouraged to manipulate photographs through other means, and can create pieces combined with artistic techniques, using a range of materials. In the past, students have then been able to create 3D installations and sculptures using these techniques, encouraging further creativity.
Component 1: Personal Investigation: You will begin your Personal Investigation in Term 3 of Year 12. You will select your own area of focus, researched from primary and other sources and contexts. You will start to develop ideas using media and process exploration, producing a sustained practical investigation and ongoing review with a personal response, demonstrating connections to contexts.
Unit 1: Externally Set Assignment: This paper will be given approximately 10 weeks in advance of the exam. The theme is set externally.
GCSE Grade 6 in Art or Photography