Photography is a practical course with options to allow students to develop their preferred slant on this wide subject. Often this relates to other A-level subjects, university courses or career intentions.
In each term, the course has three learning areas, combined in coursework projects:-
• developing ideas and taking photographs
• working on photographs digitally, using Photoshop
• using critical / contextual / historical sources to develop ideas
How photographers work: ‘the photographer’s eye’ – using Szarkowski’s headings.
Photographic content : expressionism, documentary, aesthetic and instrumentalism
Developing sustained investigations – longer projects – self directed.
Extended project – a major assessment project, mirroring the structure of a coursework project.
Commence work on A-level component #1 : Personal Investigation
Homework is always support and extension work of the above.
Assessment is frequent, usually every two weeks. Student’s journals are assessed as well as final photographs.
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