Our KS4 Photography course allows students to build on the knowledge and skills developed during their Y9 Photography rotation, as they explore world of photography, photo manipulation and portfolio presentation.
Through using a variety of different approaches, students will explore pioneering artists, draw inspiration from existing photographic arts forms and create a range of photographic portfolios/artifacts in response to set briefs/themes, whilst still allowing enough flexibility for an individual and creative response.
Through their own research and observational studies, students record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions in photographic form. Students will develop a portfolio which will support the development of larger coursework pieces completed during lessons. The portfolios and the range of photographic artifacts form the coursework component worth 60%. Students refine work through experimentation and researching a variety of media, materials, techniques and processes. Students develop their ideas through research of other photographers, demonstrating analytical skills and justified personal responses. They make connections between their work and that of others, through the style and development of student work.
During KS4 students develop their analytical skills, use subject specific terminology and start to successfully annotate and critique their own and others work, an essential skill at GCSE. They create work in portfolios and acquire presentation skills valuable for KS4. The homework projects extend the learning from the classroom, prepare students for new topics and improves students’ ability to work independently.