Photography


What is Photography?photo

Taking photographs using black & white and digital photography.

A chance to express yourself through the form of visual media. You will get the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in digital photography and experiment with a range of techniques and process. No prior knowledge of this subject is required.

 

Who is it for?

Anyone who enjoys taking photographs, looking at photographs and has an enthusiasm for art and design. If you have taken GCSE Art you should have gained a C or higher.

 

What will I study?

Photography: lens-based and light-based media

Candidates should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one
or more areas including: portraiture, landscape photography, still-life photography, experimental imagery, and photographic installation

 

AS

Component 1:

Coursework  –  September 2015 to End of Jan 2016
60% of the total AS marks

Candidates study Photography throughout AS.
Candidates should produce a collection of material which exemplifies work carried out during the AS course.
All the work submitted for this unit will be marked as a whole

 

Component 2:

Supervised time 10 hours
40% of the total AS marks

Candidates select one of five starting points. The externally-set assignment will last from 1 February until Mid May.
Candidates may produce preparatory work and a finished piece or pieces or work of a wholly developmental nature.
During this period candidates complete 5 hours unaided, supervised time, in which they focus on developing ideas. Work produced during the examination period including that produced during the 5 hour period will be marked as a whole.

 

A Level

Component 1:

Coursework July until end of January
60% of total Full A level

Personal Investigation
Candidates continue to work in Fine Art.
Candidates are required to develop personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by a written element of no less than 1000 words and no more than 3000 words, leading to a finished piece or pieces.

 

Component 2: Controlled Test

Supervised time 15 hours
40% of Full A level

Full A level Externally-Set Assignment
Candidates select one of eight starting points. The externally-set assignment period will last from 1 February until Mid-May Candidates should produce preparatory work and a finished piece or pieces.
Towards the end of this period candidates complete 15 hours of unaided, supervised time.
Work produced during the examination period, including that produced during the 15 hours, will be marked as a whole. All work for this unit must be handed in on the last examination day.

 

How will I be assessed?

The Assessment Objectives are common to AS and A Level.

 Assessment Objective 1

Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

Assessment Objective 2

Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work  develops.

Assessment Objective 3

Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on their work and progress

Assessment Objective 4

Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

See Mr Fullwood, Mrs W Taylor or Mr R Field for further details.

 

To download the Photography AS/A2 Booklet click here.