Phoenix Collegiate

Digital Photography

Why should you choose Digital Photography

Why choose GCSE Digital Photography? If you enjoy being creative, want to increase your practical skills and improve your analytical, communication and research abilities, art and design is a great choice. The skills you gain make it a great compliment to other subjects. Digital Photography is a way of seeing things and making sense of the world around you. It can help you with further study and prepare you for the world of work.  Areas of study  include portraiture, installation, photo-journalism, moving image: film, video and animation and fashion



Career Options

Art and design opens the door to lots of exciting careers Try these for starters: • Fashion design • Graphic design • Theatre designer • Animator • Video game designer • Illustrator • Museum curator • Photographer • Architecture • Product design • Textiles design • Ceramics • Advertising • Publishing • Interior design • Fashion and media journalism • Hair and make-up design • Retail design • Exhibition design • Jewellery design • Artist • Visual media • Teaching New technologies are creating a whole new range of courses where art is being used in innovative ways.


What else could you get out of Digital Photography?

You can continue your Digital Photography studies at A-level. You’ll also be able to choose areas of study to specialise in within a particular title. If you don’t want to take your Digital Photography studies any further, the transferable skills you gain will still be valuable. You’ll develop problem solving, creative thinking, investigation, research, communication and teamwork skills, and gain the ability to develop, refine and present ideas. Employers and universities regard all of these highly.

How is the course assessed?

GCSE Digital Photography is assessed as two components:

Component one: Portfolio

The portfolio is made up of preparatory studies leading to a fully resolved response, or group of responses. The portfolio represents 60% of the final mark.

Component two: Externally set assignment

The externally set assignment is based on preparatory study that leads to a ten hour period of sustained focus in which you will produce a response to a chosen theme, brief, problem or task. This assignment represents 40% of your final mark.


Attitudes to Learning

GCSE Digital photography is suited to students who have an interest and/or skill which they would like to develop. Students who wish to pursue this course will be required to be organised, creative, supportive, enthusiastic, have excellent time management skills, work well as team, work well independently and communicate effectively.

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