Our Year 10 students undertake the EdExcel Lens & Light Based Photography course that encourages a personal, creative and imaginative approach to Photography.
The course is a two-unit structure, maximising choice and flexibility with a personal portfolio unit and an externally set assignment in controlled conditions. This particular course allows students to explore works in film, video, digital imaging and light-sensitive materials. Student’s work in photography lens and light-based media is a means of personal enquiry and expression involving the selection and manipulation of images. Students use creative approaches, which go beyond observation and recording, looking at a variety of past and contemporary photographers.
Our students’ first coursework unit examines “Identity” and draws on their own interests and personality to be expressed through the means of photography. Students are introduced to both automatic and manual settings on SLR Cameras and taught fundamental skills in Photo shop editing software by specialist teaching staff.
In the second half of the year students are encouraged to be independent in their theme choices and explore a range of experimental techniques and use the photographic studio equipment that the department has for students to use. Students demonstrate a variety of skills and outcomes in sketchbook format as seen in the photographs below.