In a world dominated by visual images, photography has become a very popular and successful option choice. The focus of this course is to develop professional understanding of creative photographic techniques. Topics include learning how to creatively use aperture, shutter speed, lighting, studio practice, darkroom and post-editing techniques; all applied to a variety of genres.
Key Stage 3
Photography isn't offered at KS3 however there are extra curricular clubs that students can get involved in.
Key Stage 4
Photography isn't offered at KS4 however there are extra curricular clubs that students can get involved in. It is suggested that students that wish to take the A level should take GCSE art.
Key Stage 5
The WJEC A level photography is assessed through coursework which is broken down into two units. The first is an ongoing set of projects directed by the teacher, developed through a portfolio and realised through a final piece. The second unit is based on a choice of questions supplied by the exam board and again is developed through portfolio work and realised through a final piece.
Photography is rooted in many media related professions and is growing greatly in popularity. We therefore try to link with local businesses and competitions to provide relative industry experience.