Photography aims to develop your visual thinking, the course also helps build a foundation for further study of any of the visual arts. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques. The study of digital media will be a central feature of the course.
WHY SHOULD I STUDY THIS SUBJECT?
The GCSE Photography course is an introduction to the subject. you will start by learning how to create images in a traditional photographic darkroom and you will then be introduced to digital photography using Apple Mac computers and a range of industry standard software such as Photoshop. During the course you will have the opportunity to learn about other photographers and artists and all your work, images, research and ideas will be recorded in sketchbooks throughout the year.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
You will study topics such as macro, portrait and darkroom photography. Towards the end of the course there will be an externally set assignment where you will be given a starting point by the exam board to explore and develop in your own way.