Y11: GCSE Photography

Our Year 11 students undertake the EdExcel Lens & Light Based Photography course that encourages a personal, creative and imaginative approach to Photography.

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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.

The final coursework unit in this course examines student’s ability to respond and be influenced by the work of other photographers and artists. It is important for students to understand the impact photograph has had on our 21st century environment and take ideas on board to push their own interpretation of the world we live in. Students have the opportunity to visit a range of galleries and exhibitions in London to see photography work up close.

The course is completed with a controlled examination set by the exam board which teachers guide students through to a well-rounded sketchbook and outcomes blending all their skills together. Students demonstrate a variety of skills and outcomes in sketchbook format as seen in the photographs below.

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