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Photography Lens and Light based media - GCSE at St James's C E High School

Course description

Description: This is a broad based course consisting of 2 units. UNIT 1: A portfolio of work from 2 extended projects produced in Year 10 and the Autumn Term of Year 11. You will be expected to: • develop creative and technical skills, whilst exploring personal ideas from a starting point or brief • be able to access resources from past and recent times and show understanding of different cultures, genres and styles • be able to work independently to create individual responses • produce sketchbooks to show personal development of ideas and general interest in chosen areas of study • Develop skills in digital photogarphy This unit forms 60% of the marks. UNIT 2: An externally set task undertaken in the Spring Term in Year 11. The exam board will set a paper containing a number of starting points. You will need to select one and produce preparatory studies before completing a 10 hour piece of work to show an in-depth response to your chosen starting point. This unit forms 40% of the marks. If you choose GCSE Photography you will need to have a creative and imaginative mind, a desire to develop a wide range of technical skills and high levels of personal motivation, especially a willingness to work after school and in your own time.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Art and Design or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer or Art Teacher. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years