Course: Digital Media
This GCSE covers a broad area, from orthodox use of the camera and film to exploring, experimenting, expressing and communicating through various media such as video, photocopier, digital reproduction and replication.
The course will include work inside and occasionally outside of school. Searching for those special images, that unique light source and a different and personal approach to manipulating and experimenting with your results forms a large part of the work. An artistic approach is essential. You will have a strong desire to develop your artistic and digital skills and knowledge.
For this course, students need to show an enthusiasm for Art during lessons and have an ability to correctly use the varying techniques taught as well as the motivation to continue to improve their work.
Throughout this course, your work will be marked regularly and displayed in school. You will be assessed for your final grade using:
Coursework Portfolio (60% of the final grade): Students require a minimum of 2 units, internally set and developed from personal and/or given starting points. From their work undertaken within the course, each student will then need to select and present their work in a portfolio. The student’s portfolio will evidence how they have met each of the assessment objectives.
Examination (40% of the final grade): An externally set task is completed in ten hours under exam conditions with several weeks preparation time beforehand. The task requires a sustained period of focused study and requires evidence of how a student has met each of the assessment objectives.
Students can progress to study A Level Photography.
Following on from this a student could go on to study other creative subjects such as Photo-journalism, Interior design, Illustration, Film, CGI, Web & Game Design, Photography, Animation, Design, Digital Art, Graphics etc.
Future careers: The creative industries are amongst the fastest growing industries in the world. There are numerous career paths that you could follow from being a CGI designer on films to becoming a self-employed photographer working on commissions.
Students who have studied Photography at Bridlington have gone on to study creative subjects at universities and colleges all over the country.