Delivery: - From 2016 To: 2018
ExamBoard and Code: Edexcel GCSE in Art & Design Photography
QAN code: 601/8069/9 discount code KJ1
Photographymay be defined as the creative journey through the process of lens- and light-based media. This could include work created using film, video, digital imaging or light sensitive materials. With the developments of new affordable lens-based technologies, students should attempt to use the photographic mediums to explore and create a body of work, which develops and refines both the process and the concept. Students will also understand that Photography practitioners may work to client commissions within a commercial photography studio, or work as freelance photographers. They will need photo manipulation and graphic design skills, and good communication skills in order to liaise with clients and to promote themselves as photographers.
Students are required to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills outlined when undertaking work in Photography. All knowledge, understanding and skills will be assessed in both components.
There are many skills, techniques, materials, processes and concepts that are essential to all areas of study in Photography. In addition to any specialist requirements listed under the chosen area(s) of study, students should develop a practical knowledge and understanding of:
60% of your grade is coursework where you will produce work based on a series of projects. The remaining 40% is awarded for your 10 hour exam which is sat at the end of the course.
Students cover the following assessment objectives during the course:
Assessment and certification
GCSE results are awarded on the scale 1-9
1 Basic Photography skills
2 Basic Photoshop skills
5 Surreal Landscape
6 Apart and Together
1 Mayor coursework Project
2 Mayor coursework Project
3 Exam preparation period
4 Exam preparation period