Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 4206
Level of qualification: GCSE
What will students learn about?
Students work with both a wide range of manual and digital photography skills and techniques. Students are required to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to their chosen topic through engagement with original works and practice. A range of project topics include; Manual settings, Viewpoints, Food and Identity.
What skills will students develop and demonstrate?
Students will develop;
an understanding of how knowledge and understanding of the work of others can extend thinking and inform their own work.
skills and understanding of photographic techniques and processes such as;
- depth of field
- shutter speed and movement
- digital processes
Confidence in using photography equipment and IT.
Confidence in working with others through collaboration and group work.
How will students’ learning be assessed?
Component 1: Portfolio
A sustained project (60%)
Component 2: Externally set
What grades can students access?
What can students progress on to after completing this course?
A level Photography; AS/A level Art and Design ; Diploma in Art & Design; Diploma in Photography