Who takes it? Who is successful?•Digital media addicts •Risk-takers•Creative people •Those who ‘have a go’•Curious people •People prepared to fail AND succeed•WannaBe journalists •Open minded students willing to learn•Students with an opinion to share •People with passion•Technophobes •Compromisers & Challengers•Traditionalists •Students who listen•Students who like a challenge •Life-long learners•Students who are mathematical. arty,dramatic, scientific, into books, sporty,technical, musical…..
what is the curriculum? 2013-2014Curriculum map GCSE Y10 PhotographyUnit / tchr details Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2Teacher A Unit 1; portrait of the Unit 2; stories with light – Photograms and Unit 3 – without words; portraiture Catch-up and final artist Photoshop Working from life: portraiture. Images taken in the presentation and Blogging / research Working in the darkroom; photograms and film- studio and on location using digital and film-based assessment contextual studies based photography. Extending work to the photography. Editing with enlargers and project computer using scanners, printers and CS4 Photoshop. Online evidence Photoshop. Outcome – presented to an audience as an Deadline November Outcome in sketchbooks and as a display of extended spoken presentation using Prezi AND 6th mounted work as a printed and mounted exhibition Deadline 21st February Deadline 7th June 2012Teacher B starter unit: introduction to Unit 4 Commercial Photography: including work on illustration and graphic design as appropriate photography, composition and Outcomes – commercial / graphics product agreed with the teacher.MUSIC & PHOTOGRAPHY using PhotoShopKey DatesAll work should be completed and ready for moderation and exhibition by the set deadline date.Where students are causing concern and assessment indicates underachievement concerns will be completed via Sims and intervention systems begun. In extreme casesparents will be contacted and referrals will be made to the Head of Year for intervention steps, mentoring and eventually withdrawalASSESSMENTStudents’ books will be continually assessed by teachers and self/peer reflective comments.Common assessment summary forms will be completed by the teacher and attached to books.Pages will be annotated and targets for improvement set.Each student will be seen weekly by one or both teachers to be given one-to-one support;students can request further one –to one tutorial support if it is needed and there are lunchtime catch-up or support sessions student are able to drop-in toHOMEWORKWill be set every week to support learning and evidence in class, students are responsible for ensuring it is completed. WG11 can be used at lunchtimes to do the homework.EVIDENCE AND ASSESSMENTAll work is entered for assessment – the work journals represent 70% of the final mark All work must be evidenced in sketchbooks, online or on disk PLUS in a final displaybook/ exhibitionEVERY UNIT IS CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT AND COUNTS FOR BETWEEN 10 AND 12 HOURS OF STUDY OUT OF A MAXIMUM 45 HOURSCOSTStudents will be asked to make a contribution to the high cost of materials and processes; the department will provide consumables and access to borrowing cameras.
Introductory unit: learning howto take images including• Composition• Lighting• Framing• Balance• Portraits• Location• studio
Experimenting with texture and detail,patience and perseverance helps you toproduce unusual, quirky and interestingphotographs.
Unit 1: Portrait of the artistsworking online using Bloggingtechniques to complete and present aresearch contextual studies project into agroup of artists. Complete up to 5assignmentsAssignment 5 is to produce original workshowing influence by the studies artistsand can earn an A* grade
A teacher blog helps and guides you through the unit: you work in school andfrom home
Students who complete assignment 5 well attain an A or B grade for the unit
To see the work going on now go to the teaching and learning photographywebsite atschsgcsephotography2011.blogspot.com Look at the teacher page Or Have more fun and look at what the current year 11 students produced … Here is Eleanor’s blog
Unit 2: PhotogramsWorking in the darkroom; creatingphotograms and film-based photography.Extending work to the computer usingscanners, printers and CS4 Photoshop .
Unit 2Working with creativephotograms; usingPhotoshop to editthem
Unit 2 Experimenting with combining darkroom techniques and digital technologies tocreate imaginative and high quality abstractimages.
Unit 3; Without WordsRespond to a brief; producing a series of portraits that communicate afeeling, message or opinion to an audienceThemes include•LOOK AT ME!!•Mysterious•YouthYour outcome method is free choice. Students produce:•Web-sites•Books•Exhibitions•Blogs•Framed photographs•Mixed media prints or sculptures……….
Unit 4; commercialphotographyFor this unit students explore thecommercial roles of the photographer.Different activities have included:•Fashion photography•Advertising•Music promotion•Calendar design and production
students produced a range of originalproducing a range of studio & locationstylish final fashion photo-compositions shoots
Students worked with local businessto produce promo shots of products
Use landscape and imagination to create a CD cover for a fictional bandCombine mannequins and humans
Unit 5 independent study:In year 11 students undertake a project where they plan, organiseand work individually; it is a chance to revisit favourite topics or trynew ones. Current Y11 student projects include:•Creating a web-site•Producing a photo-book•Designing a package for a local band•A fashion layout for a magazine•Working in the studio•Dance photography•An animation sequence•Architectural photography•A photo-storyboard for a music magazine