At Key Stage 4 Photography is delivered as an option subject only. Students use digital cameras to capture images, on a range of themes, which they then enhance and develop through digital editing software and by making connections with the work of other photographers. It is our goal to continually build on these skills, empowering our students and giving them the tools to effectively express themselves.
At Key Stage 5 our course lays an appropriate foundation for both the further study of creative subjects at university and application in the work-place. The focus on the digital image is retained, but it is here that students begin to hone their craft behind the lens – the course dictates that the students can demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the practical uses of a camera.
We believe photography should be an inclusive activity that can enrich the life experience of anyone who participates. To that end we encourage students to develop their own style to articulate their own views. We expect our students at this level to independently explore the possibilities of the media and to develop their knowledge appropriately.