Photography (Digital) GCSE

Component 1: Coursework 60%
You will be given a practical introduction to a range of processes and study other photographers’ work. You will learn how to handle a digital camera, how to download images and to acquire a solid grasp of computer technique. In your work you will also be taught to pay great attention to detail in your finished work.

Component 2: Externally-Set Assignment 40%
This component is approached in exactly the same manner as outlined for component 1. You will be given a wide choice of starting points by the examination board. Most of the work will be produced in normal lessons, but will be finished in a series of timed sessions.

For each component you will be given a brief that you will use as a starting point. The brief is structured to guide you through the assessment objectives. For each component you are expected to keep a regular journal that contains and records the work you have done, your thinking and your planning. This means that you are encouraged to make your own decisions about the progress of your work. Students are encouraged to help one another and work together on practical aspects of the work.