Faculty Leader:

Mrs N Jones


Mrs N Jones


The Creative Arts Faculty at Our Lady’s R.C. High School strives to provide a high quality Arts education for all students through a specialist and combined curriculum. As Catholic educators we aim to use our beliefs and values to help nurture and develop students so that they enter the wider world as academically, morally and socially enriched young people. As well as solid qualifications, students will acquire an appreciation and affection for the Arts which will continue to enrich their lives. We believe that Creative Arts can develop students to become cooperative, responsible, independent and reflective individuals. Learning through the Arts at Our Lady’s will ultimately prepare them to make a positive contribution to wider society.We believe that every student has the potential to be brilliant. We believe individuality should be celebrated. We believe every student from these experiences will develop skills, knowledge and understanding through innovative, unique and an inspiring Arts curriculum in Music, Drama, Photography, Textiles and Art.

‘Creativity is intelligence having fun.’ – Albert Einstein


GCSE Photography at Key Stage 4 offers students the chance to explore digital lens based photography and digital manipulation techniques using a variety of software packages. Photography students will work to a brief, issue or concept demonstrating a personal response through images and in-depth annotation to reflect their knowledge and understanding of a variety to topics and themes.

Year 9 Curriculum:

Year 9 focuses on two mini projects and one large project.

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum:

GCSE Photography
60% - Unit 1 Coursework
40% - Unit 2 Final examination (10 hours)
Both units encompass four assessment objectives.
o AO1 - Artist/source research
o Ao2 – Experimentation
o AO3 - Design ideas and final designs
o AO4 – Final designs

Current projects covered:
Year 10
- My project based on students chosen theme
- Shutter speed and other wow factor photography

Year 11
- Mock exam
- Final examination paper with choice of question

It must be noted that this subject is only available at Key Stage 4 and therefore there is no Key Stage 3 curriculum available.

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