Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

A LEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” Ansel Adams Photography allows us to interact with the changing world around us, a means to explore imagination and self-expression. Photography allows us to keep memories, remember history, explore culture, talk about world issues, and exhibit identity. This creative avenue is forever changing and adapting, therefore will always allow us to learn new techniques and processes. Photography has become an essential part of our world, howmany images will we see today? Studying photography at Sigma Sixth allows students to find their unique style, develop their creativity and express their passions. Students will learn important skills such as how to confidently use Photoshop for digital editing, how to creatively present photographs and produce a portfolio of work. The course will develop creative thinking, communication skills and visual understanding. As well as encourage expression of ideas, opinions and thoughts visually and in writing. Students will learn to analyse and interpret visual stimuli from practitioners and use this knowledge to influence their own work. CURRICULUM STATEMENT • We follow the Edexcel A Level Specification. • Thefirstyearwill focusonthecoreskillsofphotography, howtousefilmanddigital equipment and how to compose interesting andmeaningful images. Students will respond to a range of stimuli exploring the works of photographers, advertisers, filmmakers and artists to develop their personal work into a portfolio. • The second year will focus on an in-depth personal Investigation. Students will choose themes that allow them to develop personal and creative responses. They will critique different photographers work and produce an extended written study of 1000 words. • Coursework 60%; Exam 40% (15-hour practical exam) COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and maths and should be aiming to achieve a minimum grade 6 or equivalent in an Art related subject. ENTRY CRITERIA