Photography

Photography

The curriculum will equip students with the ability to

Generate ideas: Pupils generate and develop their own original ideas. Pupils develop personal and creative responses through diverse opportunities to generate original ideas in a variety of ways and to use different media and processes.

Make: Pupils to make their own work and to use materials and techniques purposefully. Pupils respond thoughtfully and act with purpose to develop skills, selecting and controlling suitable tools and systems with increasing proficiency to achieve intended outcomes.

Evaluate: Pupils evaluate, understand and improve their work. Pupils review, think about and discuss their own work and the work of others, develop a critical and technical vocabulary relevant to art, craft and design.

Knowledge: Pupils acquire knowledge and understanding of the world of art, craft and design. Learn about, research and explore relevant and significant artists, craftspeople, architects and designers to inform their creative thinking and the development of their own creative practice, informing their outcomes and signposting to career and vocational paths.

YEAR 10
YEAR 11
YEAR 10

TERM 1

 

Unit(s) Title: Light Drawing

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Camera settings
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Lighting and backdrops
  • Angles
  • Rules of composition
  • Photoshop Basics
  • Open and save
  • Layers
  • Crop and duplicate
  • Photoshop Basics
  • Levels
  • Exposure
  • Colour

TERM 2

 

Unit(s) Title: Still life/Portraits

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Photoshop Advanced
  • Masking Layers
  • Opacity
  • Pattern cut
  • Photoshop Advanced
  • Duplicate, repeat, mirror and layer
  • Mini C/W project
  • Research theme, ideas, intentions
  • Artist research
  • Contact sheets
  • Photoshop edits experiments
  • Record and refine experiments
  • Develop final outcome

 

TERM 3

 

Unit(s) Title: Coursework

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Start Coursework based on a personal theme.
  • AO1
  • Develop ideas for theme, mind map
  • Artist research
  • Secondary images
  • AO2
  • Experiment and explore media
  • Artist replica

 

YEAR 11

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Coursework

 

 

Topics Include:
  • Interleaving and retrieval of photoshop skills
  • recap the technical skills
  • Continue to develop Coursework.
  • AO1
  • AO2
  • AO3

 

TERM 2

 

Unit(s) Title: Coursework & Exam Set task 

 

Topics Include:
  • Finish Coursework including a final response, developed over a sustained period of time.
  • Refine any coursework pieces in response to feedback

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Exam set task 

 

Topics Include:
  • Externally set task
  • Complete final response in 10 hour exam.

Course Title: Photography

Exam Board: OCR

Examination Description: Non Exam Assessment. Component 1: Personal Portfolio Component 2: Set Task.

For more information please contact the head of department: Jennifer Price/Helen Forbes

Email: Jenniferprice@graceacademy.org.uk / Helenforbes@graceacademy.org.uk