Key Stage 4

What will my child learn?

  • In their first project they will be introduced to The Boyle Family and develop work which will focus on developing their skills and understanding of the following:
  • Compositional devices: leading lines; framing; rule of thirds; cropping; viewpoint; balance; pattern.
  • Display of photographs in a professional way.
  • Demonstrating understanding of Photographers through the presentation of research pages.
  • Learning about Photographers and using their work as a stimulus for their own practice.
  • Understanding the functions and features of the camera and how they can use them within their work.
  • Using Photoshop and hand manipulation techniques to create imagery to fulfil the brief. E.g. filters, layering, projection.


What type of homework will be set?

Pupils are given a selection of tasks to complete which are designed to extend their knowledge of Photographers and increase their confidence when taking photos.


How will my child be assessed?

Pupils will be assessed on four skills within the project: Photographs; Manipulation; Contextual Understanding; Final Outcome.

Every piece of work is either self or peer assessed. Teacher assessment takes place five times over two weeks.


How can I support my child’s learning at home?

  • Monitor the completion and quality of all homework
  • Asking them to explain their learning in schools and links to the next topic on the specification.
  • Ensure they have a revision guide
  • Encouraging a wider range of reading on the subject.
  • Replicate a copy of their revision timetable and  support them in order to stick to the times
  • Be aware of formal examination times and revise with your child using mind maps, cue cards, websites and exercise books.
  • Test them on the key facts before the exam
  • Encourage them to attend Booster sessions


What can my child move onto with Photography?

  • The study of photography can lead in to a number of careers including:
  • Fashion photographer
  • Camera operator
  • Press photographer
  • Film/video editor
  • Location manager
  • Photographer
  • Press photographer
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Television camera operator
  • Photojournalist
  • Commercial photographer
  • Forensic Photographer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

           + many more