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AQA GCSE Fine Art/Photography

Students are taught for 3 hours per week in both Year 10 and Year 11. During that time students work towards completing a GCSE in their chosen endorsement.

The GCSE is made up of 2 units: Unit 1 - Portfolio (coursework) 60% of the qualification and Unit 2 – Controlled Assessment 40% of the qualification.

The final examination forms 25% of Unit 2 and takes the form of a 10 hour practical session, usually completed over 2 days.

 

Fine Art

Students are given the opportunity to work in a wide range of different media/scales/subject matter. They will explore a wide range of paint and printing styles and have opportunities to work in 3D materials.

Portrait Project

Students work in a wide range of different 2D media, exploring the work of Freud, Ben Tour, Claude Cauquil and Tim Okamura. Students work to produce an independent large scale outcome to showcase the skills they have learnt.

Architecture Project

Developing drawing skills and range of print techniques, students begin to develop their independence and confidence to research a wide range of artists, whose work will ultimately influence their own outcome.

 

AQA GCSE Photography

Students are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of taking photographs, using studio lighting, working in a darkroom and using digital photography software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Portrait Project

Students begin to develop their photography and Photoshop skills, exploring the work of Rankin, Warhol and Catherine McIntyre. They produce a wide variety of outcomes which will be clearly influenced by the artists that they study.

Abstract Project

Students gradually begin to develop their independence and confidence using a wide range of digital photography techniques. Exploring the work of Weston, Mondrian, Man Ray and Michael Jenner, students are given the opportunity to work with a wide range of approaches. They explore the traditional techniques of pinhole photography as well as darkroom photograms.

 

Useful links

http://www.art2day.co.uk/

https://uk.pinterest.com/

https://www.saatchiart.com

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