Art & Design Photography - Year 10




AQA Art and Design

Photography enables students to explore the world and their environment through the lens. This gives students the opportunity to learn and develop camera skills, image manipulation and processing. Students will look at all aspects of photography and will gain understanding and experience in a variety of photographic genres including journalism, advertising and fine art. Students will be expected to produce extensive annotated journals throughout the course.

Students will have five lessons over a two week timetable. There are no tiers of entry, therefore, all grades will be available to all students based upon individual attainment throughout the course. Coursework accounts for 60% of the total mark and students will be required to produce a portfolio of work during the two year course. Equipment required to complete class or extension work can be obtained from any Art room. Students will be encouraged to attend regular after school sessions where help and advice can be given on their work.

Topic  Overview  Assessment 
Macro/Close up
 
Taking close up photographs using macro. Analysing images and choosing the most successful to edit. Using basic Photoshop functions. 
Informal assessment is ongoing throughout all units of work. Self, peer and teacher assessment happens every lesson via verbal communication. At the end of the unit of work students use assessment sheets to record their achievements. They use the GCSE AQA marking criteria to do this. WWW and EBI comments are also on the assessment sheets. Self, peer and group assessment is still an invaluable part of the course and by the time students study GCSE it is second nature to them.  
Edward Weston
 
Looking at the work of Edward Weston. Create a research page including images/information and opinions. Taking photographs in the style of EW and analysing/choosing the most successful to edit. Using basic Photoshop functions to enhance images. 
Mirrors
 
Looking at the work of Francisco Infante-Arana. Create a research page including images/information and opinions. Taking photographs in the style of Francisco Infante-Arana and analysing/choosing the most successful to edit. Using selective colouring techniques to enhance images. 
Camera Skills
 
Experimenting with lighting techniques, composition, aperture, shutter speed and manual settings.  
Advertising
 
Photographing table top products to be used as part of a magazine advertisement. Creating advertisements for two product, adverts will include photographs, text, colour, logos, taglines and information. 
Fantasy Landscapes
 
Creating a fantasy landscape. Using Photographers work as a starting point. Taking photographs of landscapes and objects and putting them together to create a fantasy landscape. 
Andy Warhol Portraits
 
Creating a cartoon style 'Selfie' inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. 
Forks Attilla Kozo
 
Looking at the work of Attilla Kozo. Create a research page including images/information and opinions. Taking photographs in the style of Attilla Kozo and analysing/choosing the most successful to edit. Using Photoshop functions to enhance images. 
David Hockney Joiners
 
Looking at the work of David Hockney. Create a research page including images/information and opinions. Taking photographs of a landscape to create a joiner using photomerge. 

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