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Photography at Sutton Grammar School

Course description

Students will learn to define their image before it has even been taken by scouting
locations and by planning a shot around specific weather conditions or time of day, using filters, lighting, reflectors, props, makeup, or backgrounds to control each
element within the frame. Students will learn to consider the application and
implications of new and emerging technologies that can be used in conjunction with traditional and digital photography materials.

Entry requirements

You do not need to have taken GCSE Art or Photography previously but this may


60% Coursework
You will be given a broad theme and teacher directed workshops which you
will then develop in to personal projects. There is one written personal study, which
is a minimum of 1000 words and worth 12% of the coursework. There are four clear assessment objectives to meet.

40% Externally set exam You will work on an exam project from February to May
on a theme set by the exam board. You must then make a related final piece within 15 hours over two to three days in May. As with the coursework there are four clear
assessment objectives to meet.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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