Our Year 12 students undertake the EdExcel Lens & Light Based Photography course that encourages a personal, creative and imaginative approach to Photography.
In this unit, students have opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They will experiment with media and processes, and develop and refine their ideas, presenting their outcomes. Students submit supporting studies and practical outcome(s) based on themes developed in class. Students have the opportunity to work in film, video, digital imaging and light-sensitive materials. Our students first coursework unit examines “Formal Elements of Photography” and “Man vs. Nature” drawing on their own environments and key skills in lighting, composition and manipulation of imagery. 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 have an externally set assignment where the examination board sets a theme. 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.