Photography

 Year 10

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July

Camera handling, exposure triangle in addition to the formal elements of photography.

Lighting controls and technical vocabulary.

Students will develop their own studies based on the following themes. Students will research and be inspired by photographers of their choosing. 

Thematic Enquiry:
'Landscapes'
'Human Form'

Students will develop their own studies based on the following themes. Students will research and be inspired by photographers of their choosing. This enquiry will be a mock exam to prepare students for Year 11.

Thematic Enquiry:
'This Is Me'

Extension:
Short Thematic Enquiry:
‘Close-Up’

Extension:
Thematic Enquiry:
'Futuristic'

Focus:
Refine previous work and complete all sketchbooks prior to Year 11 start.

Base Skills:
ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture management through manual control settings. 

Identifying and handling lighting and photoshoot equipment. Photoshoot planning and collaborative working within photo shoots.

Skills Focus:
Manual Controls and Photo Editing. Using Photoshop to manipulate images with realistic intentions or with surreal/ unnatural intentions. Responding to a theme in a meaningful and personal way. 

Analysing and evaluating own work and works of others through annotation.

Skills Focus:
Manual Controls and Photo Editing. Using Photoshop effectively to manipulate images. Responding to a theme in a meaningful and personal way. 

To work in exam conditions under strict time constraints and deadlines. 

Analysing and evaluating own work and works of others through annotation.

Year 11

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July

Refinement and reflection time to enhance portfolio. Students will understand assessment marking and will know their targets for the year ahead.

Evaluations and further refinement of portfolio through annotations, photo shoots and edited pieces. 

Expansions on analysis and use of technical vocabulary.

Completion of exam and submission of final portfolios with clear deadlines and structures.

Extension:
Enhancement of photography research.

Extension:
Expansion of final outcomes.

Extension:
Not Applicable

Skill Development:
Manual camera controls, technical vocabulary, analysis and understanding an image with contexts.

Skill Development:
Presentation skills, Photoshop skill refinement, theme refinement.

Skill Development:
Working under time restraints, meeting deadlines, analytical skill development. 

 

Additional Curriculum Information

Intent 

The Art and Photography Department at Jarrow School is driven by creativity and offering students the space to express themselves, pushing students to reach their potential and to find their own identity. This department strives to offer students an enriching learning experience which covers cultural and social issues to connect students with the world around them. We aim to offer students an enjoyable learning experience and through our assessment processes, we focus upon creative thinking, technical skill development and communication, focusing upon individuality. Through the delivery and diversity of the content the department provides, we ensure that each child experiences engaging, inspiring and challenging design briefs equipping them with the skills to experiment. 

Provision for SEND and Most Able Students

The Art department proactively supports and nurtures the learning of our SEND and Most Able students. In art, we do not look at an artwork for the quality of the final piece, we assess an artwork based on the journey. It is essential within our department that students enjoy the experience of learning, and that the environment is welcoming, creating a space for creativity to flourish. 

Specifically for our SEND students, we value their dedication, determination and creative thinking over outcomes as this will support their growth towards independence where they discover their individualism. Regarding material access, our SEND students use a wide range of wet and dry materials to express themselves and expand their learning experiences.

For our most able cohort, our art department strives to push students to the best of their abilities, delivering advanced content that challenges their creative and independent thinking. Furthermore, our most able students have access to high tier materials if they excel beyond the core content to boost the quality of their artistic outcomes. 

Assessment

Throughout KS3, students are assessed against four statements which tests their eagerness to improve, their ability to review and reflect, their ability to be inspired by others and finally creating unique and technically challenging final piece. Ongoing feedback is given.

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