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Department Vision and Priorities
Digital photography is taught at KS4 only and is assessed through AQA.
We study the AQA Art & Design: Photography specification at GCSE. We attempt to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to think creatively and explore the many ways in which photography can re-present reality. GCSE students create a mixture of physical and virtual documentation.
Students are introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of photographic media,
techniques and processes. They are made aware of both traditional and new technologies.
Students explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to Photography and a wider range of art and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This is integral to the investigating and making process. The responses to these are shown through practical and critical activities which demonstrate the students understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.
Students create personal portfolios/ workbooks/ journals to underpin their work where appropriate.
Candidates use traditional methods and/or digital techniques to produce images.
Candidates are required to work in one or more area(s) of Photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas.
Skills and Techniques
Students are taught skills in all of the following areas:
Knowledge and Understanding
Candidates must show knowledge and understanding of:
The Art & Design department undertakes the marking of coursework, through the criteria of the AQA Exam board.
Homework is set every 2 weeks
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