Photography

At Kingsmead the Art Department is recognised as a vibrant and exciting place to study, where work of the highest quality is celebrated, shared and enjoyed.
We have high standards and expectations.

Students enjoy the subject and the environment is positive and productive with good relationships between students and teachers.

We offer an open door policy where students are invited to work at break, lunchtime and after school with the support and guidance of their teachers.

We also have student led workshops and take regular trips to Art and Photography Galleries to support students' wider understanding of the Arts

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This year there is a 3 year course starting in Year 9 and also a one year course in Year 11.

YEAR 9

AUTUMN TERM - Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography Project: will explore the History of Photography and the Evolution of the camera, through research-based lessons, working on students ability to collate information and present in both a digital and a sketchbook format.
Students will learn how to take a photograph and how their digital cameras work, in practical photography lessons, with the use of studio equipment.
Students will learn how to analyse the work of a photographer, using both historical and biographical research, as well as creating a narrative, drawing on skills taught in English lessons.

Artists: Diane Arbus.

Materials & Equipment: Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

SPRING TERM - Portraits / Still Life

Portraits

Students will explore the main aspects of Portrait photography through workshop style lessons and contextual references of both contemporary and traditional photographers.
The students will learn and work on the overall presentation of their photography as well as the development and refinement towards a final outcome.

Artists: Diane Arbus, Gillian Wearing, Antonio Gutierrez, Vickey Grout, Richard Avedon, Lauren Marek, Gordin Magnin, Jim Shaw, Ari Versluis, Ellie Uyttenbroek, Daniele Tamangi, Chad Pitman, Eliana Marinari and others.

Materials & Equipment: Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

Still Life

Students will explore the main aspects of Still Life photography through workshop style lessons and contextual references of both contemporary and traditional photographers.
The students will learn and work on the overall presentation of their photography as well as the development and refinement towards a final outcome.

Artists: David Hockney, Stuart Haygarth, Sam Taylor Wood, Edward Weston, Andre Kertesz, Jan Groover, Susanne Saroff, Vilde Rolfsen, Aline Houde-Diebolt, Laura Letinsky and many others

Materials & Equipment: Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

SUMMER TERM - Landscapes

Students will explore the main aspects of Landscape photography through workshop style lessons and contextual references of both contemporary and traditional photographers.
The students will learn and work on the overall presentation of their photography as well as the development and refinement towards a final outcome.

Artists: Thomas Danthony, Nicholas Kennedy, Romain Jacquet-Lagreze, Shinischi Magani, Colin Winterbottom, Jurgen Shrepfer and many others

Materials & Equipment: Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

YEAR 10

AUTUMN TERM - Personal Investigation: AO1 Develop/Research

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen from a possible six titles.

Students shall: Develop ideas through investigations and demonstrate critical understanding of sources.

Students will produce: Mind map, Initial Ideas, Photographer Research and Contextual Analysis.

The practical portfolio should be viewed as a whole and judgements regarding the extent to which all of the assessment objectives have been met shall be made across the submission as a whole.

SPRING TERM - Personal Investigation: AO2&3 Recording and Refining

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen from a possible six titles.

Students shall:

Students will produce: Photographs inspired by their chosen Photographers, editing and selection of Final Edits outcomes.

SUMMER TERM - Personal Investigation: AO1 Development

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen from a possible six titles.

Students shall:

Students will produce: Developing photographs through the use of both digital and physical manipulation towards a personal outcome.

YEAR 11

AUTUMN TERM - Portfolio

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen from a possible six titles.

Students shall:

The practical portfolio should be viewed as a whole and judgements regarding the extent to which all of the assessment objectives have been met shall be made across the submission as a whole.

SPRING TERM - Exam Prep and Exam

Externally set Exam paper: students will choose from a choice of Titles set by the exam board to produce a body of preparatory work. Students will look at relevant photographers/artists and in a range of media.
2 Day Exam Students will sit a two day exam to produce a final piece relevant to their chosen theme to a scale of choice

ONE YEAR COURSE

AUTUMN TERM - Personal Investigation: AO4 Present

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen from a possible six titles.

Students shall: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions.

Students will produce: Final Piece outcome (Trial Exam)

SPRING TERM - Exam Prep and Exam

Externally set Exam paper: students will choose from a choice of Titles set by the exam board to produce a body of preparatory work. Students will work from observation where possible, looking at relevant artists and in a range of media.
2 Day Exam Students will sit a two day exam to produce a final piece relevant to their chosen theme.

Artists; As appropriate to paper

Materials & Equipment: Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

YEAR 12

AUTUMN TERM - Introduction to Photography and Still Life

Introduction to Photography Project: will begin to explore the History of Photography and the Evolution of the camera, through research-based lessons, working on student’s ability to collate information and present in both a digital and a sketchbook format.
Students will learn how to take a photograph and how their digital cameras work, in practical photography lessons, with the use of studio equipment.

Students will then explore the main aspects of photography (still life) through workshop style lessons and contextual references of both contemporary and traditional photographers.

Artists: Contemporary and traditional Still Life Photographers

Materials & Equipment: Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

SPRING TERM - Portraits & Landscapes

The Personal Investigation: Students will then explore the main aspects of photography (portraits, landscapes) through workshop style lessons and contextual references of both contemporary and traditional photographers. The students will learn and work on the overall presentation of their photography as well as the development and refinement towards a final outcome.

Artists: Contemporary and traditional Landscape and Portrait Photographers

Materials & Equipment: Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

SUMMER TERM - Personal Investigation: AO1, 2 & 3

The Personal Investigation: is a sustained project on a chosen theme.

Students will need to demonstrate that they have:

The students also produce a written Related Study.

YEAR 13

AUTUMN TERM - Personal Investigation

The Personal Investigation: is a sustained project on a chosen theme.

Students will need to demonstrate that they have:

The students also produce and present a written Related Study.

SUMMER TERM - Exam Prep & Exam

Externally set Exam paper: students will choose from a choice of Titles set by the exam board to produce a body of preparatory work. Students will work from observation where possible, looking at relevant artists and in a range of media.
3 Day Exam Students will sit a three day exam to produce a final piece relevant to their chosen theme.

Artists: As appropriate to paper

Materials & Equipment; Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

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