Mathematics - Year 7
Below you will find more specific information about the curriculum in Photography for students who have chosen this subject for GCSE, explaining to you what students will learn, when, why and how. There is also information about how parents/carers are able to support students in their learning, extra-curricular opportunities in this subject and how it links to other subjects and the wider world.
Subject Key Concepts
#1 Making Marks, Images and Artefacts #2 Communication and Expression #3 Meanings and Interpretations
#4 Traditions, Conventions and Rules #5 Experimentation, Play and Risk
#6 Heart, Mind, Body and Soul #7 Values and Purposes
Please click here for Subject Key Concepts.
Curriculum Overview for the Year
While this information covers a broad range of areas, please do get in touch with the Subject Leader Mr Leonowicz if you have any questions.
Please click on the questions below to find out more.
Which exam board will students be examined by?
How are groups organised?
We organise our classes by mixed ability. The students have five one-hour lessons per fortnight.
What characteristics does a successful student have in this subject?
The most successful Photography students will be curious, creative and imaginative. They will enjoy the process of creating images and photographs in a variety of formats that expresses their personal identity
How will students learn at this level?
- Most learning in Photography will be through doing, making and creating works of photographic images. Practicing skills and reflecting on the processes and outcomes.
- Looking at and thinking about the work of other photographers, and how it could affect the students’ own artwork.
- Use a sketchbook to record and track processes and progress.
How will students’ learning be assessed at this level?
Component 1 (60%) starts at the beginning of Year 10 and continues to the Autumn term in Year 11. Students will produce a Personal Portfolio which will demonstrate how well students have developed, explored, recorded and presented their photography.
Component 2 – The Externally Set Assignment (40%) – is a project that lasts for about ten weeks and culminates in a 10 hour period of sustained and unaided focus.
When do key assessments take place?
- Component 1: Year 10 summer exam June; Year 11 Mock exam December.
- Component 2: ESA April of Year 11
How can parents/carers support students’ learning?
- Parents and carers should be curious about the student’s work and progress.
- Visit galleries and museums
- Encourage the use of a personal journal/scrap book
What equipment do students need for this subject?
A camera help greatly, but it is not essential.
Sketchbook and general stationery.
How does this subject link to other subjects?
- English: Written annotations and narratives
- History: Contexts and artefacts
- Science: Processes of enquiry
- Drama: Visual Communication and Expression
- Technology: Practical skills
- Art and Design: Visual Literacy
What websites or resources may be helpful to support students’ learning?
Exam Board information
What extra-curricular or enrichment opportunities are available for students in this subject at this level?
The Art Department is open every lunchtime, and specifically two lunchtimes and once after school every week where staff are available.
Gallery visits in Year 10 and Year 11
What sort of careers can this subject lead to?
What does student work look like in this subject at this level?
How does this subject support a broad and balanced curriculum, meeting the needs of all students, and developing traditional core skills?
How does this subject promote creativity, critical thinking, practice, perseverance and resilience, and making links?