Photography at KS5

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Course ID
AQA 7206
Faculty
Expressive Arts
Department
Photography
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
K. Eustace
Head of Department
C. Zane

In ‘A’ Level Photography, our students learn a variety of skills and techniques during their two-year course. We have an extensive range of resources that help students to communicate their ideas in response to the requirements of the specification and help develop their knowledge and understanding of this subject.

Students are assessed after each major board hand in. Each lesson is designed to maximise their progress in the darkroom, on Photoshop, experimental techniques or presenting work. Over the course of the first year, students gain experience with how to use primary and secondary research as inspiration to produce a thoughtful response to their brief. The second year builds on these skills and requires students to choose their own topic in which they produce an in-depth study of. This allows them to develop their own photographic style and showcase their work at their own Photography Exhibition at the school. Photography seeks to create a culture of high expectations where staff help students prepare themselves for a lifetime of visual imagery and photo-editing. Students will also be given the opportunity to work with film cameras, video, 3D works, laser cutters and many more techniques which helps students to express themselves and gain confidence whilst improving their expertise in Photography.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Myself Project. Photograms board and book hand in.
Autumn 2 Portraiture. Portraiture board and book hand in.
Spring 1 Landscapes. Landscapes board and book hand in.
Spring 2 Experimentation. Experimentation board and book hand in.
Summer 1 Start of A2 (7206/C) – Landscape or Portraiture. Research.
Summer 2 Start of A2 (7206/C) – Landscape or Portraiture. Photoshoots relating to research.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 7206/C – Landscape or Portraiture. Research and photoshoots.
Autumn 2 7206/C – Landscape or Portraiture. 2 Final Board hand in and book.
2000-3000-word essay.
2 Final Boards related to essay.
Spring 1 7206/X – externally set assignment. Research and photoshoots for exam.
Spring 2 7206/X – externally set assignment. EXAMINATION; Photoshoots, development of ideas, experimentation.
Summer 1 7206/X – externally set assignment. 15 hour examination.
4 Final Boards and book hand in.
Summer 2 N/A N/A

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Specification     Drone, Video, Stop Motion, 3D work, Modelling, Laser Cutting, 3D Printer, Lithophone, Film.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
AQA Specification     Drone, Video, Stop Motion, 3D work, Modelling, Laser Cutting, 3D Printer, Lithophone, Film.

 

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