The Photography department believes in a curriculum that promotes diversity and independent thinking. Through understanding each pupil’s individual learning style, the department focuses on providing appropriate, engaging content and teaching methods conducive to the needs and interests of our learners – each project is tailored to meet the interests of the student. Throughout each stage of their artistic studies, pupils are introduced to stimulating lesson topics and processes, with opportunities to develop their own understanding, relationship and choice of expression in the modern world.
We are proud to have created a diverse curriculum that encourage student’s creativity and curiosity within the creative arts.
Over the course of the two years, students also learn about a range of genres within photography.
The projects studied in Year 10 are:
– Foundation studies (Basics of the camera, how to create a website and use photoshop)
– Natural forms
– Fantastic and Strange
The projects studied in Year 11 are:
– Independent project (Based on the previous year’s exam)
– Exam project
Students learn techniques such as editing on photoshop, editing by hand, camera-less photography, filming and video editing.
The Photography department arranges visits to art galleries and creative workshops at renowned institutions such as The Photographers gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The National Portrait Gallery and The Royal Academy of Arts. Pupils also benefit from guest speakers and artists visiting the school, these include professionals working in the creative such as Fashion Editors from GQ magazine, famous photographers and directors.
Please click on the link below to see our Programme of Study for Photography: