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Art & Design Photography

Course Title :Art and Design Photography
Examination Board / Web address :WJEC www.wjec.co.uk
Qualification :GCSE
Grade Range :A* to G

Aims of the course

The aims of the course are to create a coursework portfolio that displays a clear understanding of creative photographic design. To investigate and learn from the work established artists, photographers and designers. To give pupils confidence in visual research and creative photographic progression through the use of digital media. To promote high level presentation and creative organisation. Finally to produce a final exam unit that displays creativity and independent learning.

What will I study? – Course Outline

The course will look at a wide range of photographic rules and conventions, all related to a central theme of Transformations. Pupils will learn how to record with their own camera considering location and viewpoints. They will then construct and follow a creative design process through sketch books but more importantly the creation of a personal digital portfolio which is well presented and creative.

How will I learn? What skills will I acquire?

Pupils will learn from practical experience. They will learn from sessions in the IT rooms exploring Adobe Photoshop as a design tool. They will learn through traditional classroom lessons on the whiteboard and from research homework. Finally they can expect to learn from each other through creative team work

Technical skills will be acquired in the use of digital cameras and media. Presentation skills will be learnt. Locations and lighting will be understood and finally a creative confidence in the endless possibilities of creative digital media will be acquired.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place informally in every lesson through discussion and advice. Also more formally with regular homework and coursework checks.

Pupils will be expected to peer assess and talk about their work constructively with others.

Formal exam board assessment will take place in the final year of the course with pupil coursework portfolio being assessed and graded internally in the spring term.

The final exam will be undertaken in this last term and also moderated internally

A sample of pupils are then selected, by WJEC at random for external moderation in the summer term

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place informally in every lesson through discussion and advice. Also more formally with regular homework and coursework checks.

Pupils will be expected to peer assess and talk about their work constructively with others.

Formal exam board assessment will take place in the final year of the course with pupil coursework portfolio being assessed and graded internally in the spring term.

The final exam will be undertaken in this last term and also moderated internally

A sample of pupils are then selected, by WJEC at random for external moderation in the summer term

Progression following this course. What’s next? GCSE Art and Design Photography may lead on to A-level courses. It may also lead to more vocational courses such as GNVQ and BTEC courses

Future career opportunities

Art and Design Photography is a subject that provides a strong basis for careers in fashion, design/product advertising, journalism, media, film or animation, hair and beauty, wedding photography.

Pupils can follow a variety of degree courses from studying this subject that lead into dynamic, creative careers.

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