Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Photography - GCSE

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
In Birmingham

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Typology GCSE
Location Birmingham
Duration 1 Year
  • GCSE
  • Birmingham
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

This is a one year course leading to the OCR, Art & Design examination in Photography. There is a short practical introduction to the use of SLR and semi-automatic cameras, which students can borrow, and to the techniques involved in using the college darkrooms and photographic studio.

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Government funding available

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Where and when

Location

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Birmingham (West Midlands)
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1 Belgrave Road, Highgate, B12 9FF

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· Requirements

Students who wish to develop their visual skills through photography. No previous skill is required, but students should have four GCSEs grade D or above. Other qualifications from mature students will be considered.

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Course programme



Photography - GCSE

What are the main features of this course?
This is a one year course leading to the OCR, Art & Design examination in Photography. There is a short practical introduction to the use of SLR and semi-automatic cameras, which students can borrow, and to the techniques involved in using the college darkrooms and photographic studio.
Projects are introduced to enable students to develop individual skills, interests and aesthetic judgement. There are tasks to complete three projects using black and white media and the use of other techniques including colouring systems.
All aspects of the course are developed in a practical way by group discussions, demonstrations and individual tuition. Evidence of research into the work of famous photographers is required, linking to practical assignments.

Hours of Lessons per Week : 3.7
Indicative Group Size : 15

How is the course assessed?
Three projects (60%) and a controlled test (40%) are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Who should study this course?
Students who wish to develop their visual skills through photography. No previous skill is required, but students should have four GCSEs grade D or above. Other qualifications from mature students will be considered.

Where can I go next?
With successful completion of other courses, this subject can lead to an A level Photography course. With other appropriate subjects at GCSE, BTEC in Art & Design, A level in Art and Design and other A levels can be studied.

Exam Board:
OCR

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