Photography

 

Key Stage 4

Art and Design: Photography

 

Programme of Study

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE Art and Design (Photography pathway) syllabus.

Link to the specification website     

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/art-and-design-2009.html

Students study photographic techniques and learn about the creative aspects of the medium. They draw, make notes and keep a sketchbook of ideas to prepare each photo shoot. Students become confident in making decisions and speaking about their work and learn key skills that will support them in their personal thematic projects undertaken in Year 11. They will be expected to have a smartphone and access to a range of photographic apps.

Year 9

Foundation course. Skills building.  Thematic project 1

Year 10

Coursework Unit 1 including 10 Hour controlled assessment

Year 11

Externally set assignment  January - May

 

Accreditation Structure

 

Unit

Assessment

Length

Weighting

  1. Personal Portfolio in Art and Design
  • Internally set, marked and standardised.
  • Externally moderated
  • 80 raw marks

Approximately 45 hours supervised activity

 

60% of the GCSE

  1. Externally Set Assignment in Art and Design

Controlled assessment

  • 10 hours of prep
  • Externally set
  • Internally marked and standardised
  • Externally moderated
  • 80 raw marks

Approximately 30 hours supervised activity, including 10 hours of sustained focus

40% of the GCSE

 

Additional Information

Exhibitions in the Brentwood Road Gallery form an important part of the GCSE course.

How Parents/ Carers can help @FBA_Gallery

Do take your daughter to art exhibitions. The Tate Britain, the National Gallery and the Barbican all have exhibitions and collections that could inform your daughter’s personal art work.

Follow the department on twitter to be kept up to date with exhibitions in our gallery  @FBA_Gallery

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Miss Chapman - Head of Photography

 

Key Stage 5

 

Programme of Study

Students follow the Edexcel Art and Design syllabus. Photography pathway

Specification number: 9PY0

Link to the specification website

 http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/art-and-design-2015.html

Students will study a range of photographic processes and concepts and explore the medium in its widest possible sense including experimental approaches to analogue film and print, Photoshop, iMovie and moving image, mobile phone photography as well as analysing the work of photographers and artists spanning two centuries. It is a practical, hands on and experimental course where students are required to produce a lot of photographic material and learn how to consider technical skills and conceptual ideas through discussions, critiques and assessment. The course is thematic and the ideas studied will be personal to the students resulting in a course that is designed to accommodate individual’s ideas and ways of working.

Year 12

September to April: Thematic projects 1 and 2  

April onwards Unit 1 Coursework

Year 13

September to December:  Completion of Unit 1 including a 3,000 word essay.

January to May: Externally set assignment

 

Accreditation Structure

 

Component

Mode of Assessment

Weighting

1: Personal Investigation

Three major elements: supporting studies, practical work and a personal study of a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose.

60% of the A-level

 2: Externally Set Assignment

Two major elements: preparatory studies and the 15–hour period of sustained focus.

The Externally Set Assignment represents

the culmination of the GCE Qualification allowing students to draw together all the knowledge, understanding and skills developed throughout.

40% of the A-level

 

Additional Information

We encourage all art students to make regular gallery visits.

We run an annual visit to a European city

We work closely with the Brentwood Road Gallery and offer our Art student artist led workshops

All students applying to university to study Art/Photography will be offered one to one tutorials to help in the preparation of their portfolio.

How Parents/ Carers can help

Do encourage your daughter to visit as many art exhibitions a she can. The Tate Modern and The Whitechapel gallery could provide her with valuable primary source research.

Follow the department on twitter to be kept up to date with exhibitions in our gallery  @FBA_Gallery

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Miss Chapman

Head of Photography

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