Photography

Photography (Woolf Mini School) 2016/2017

Phase Two - 3 Year GCSE Photography:

The Year 9 to 11 students are studying the AQA GCSE in Photography in which they will complete four projects.

Year One

Term one: Introduction to the course such as language, use of cameras and introduction to Photoshop and practical  
                 Photography techniques.

Term two: Start of project one Colour & Close up.

Term three: Composition and focus.

Term four: Manipulation skills using Photoshop.

Term five: Improving project and presentation of work.

Term six: Start of Project two - Multiple Images looking at combining images together.

Year Two

Term one: Experimentation with mixed media.

Term two: Introduction of animation. 

Term three: Project three - Textures.

Term four: Exploring macro photography.

Term five: Creative ways to display imagery and presentation skills

Term six: Start of project four Colour & Close up.

Year Three

Term one: Use of colour manipulation in photography for effect.

Term two: Outside shoot techniques.

Term three: Preparation for the Externally Set Task (Exam).

Term four: Experimentation with media for the examination.

Term five: Sit the 10 hour practical examination and complete all coursework projects

Term six: Go on study leave.

Together the coursework is 60% of the course. The examination is 40% of the course.

Phase Three -  AS Photography  Year 12/13

The AS Photography students are studying the AQA Level 3 GCE AS in Photography. During this year they will cover 2 units. Unit 1 is a  Coursework Portfolio and a Mock Exam which is worth 60% of the final grade. Unit 2 is an Externally Set Assignment where they receive a set of 5 questions from the exam board which they must choose one to respond to. They will also have a 10 hour exam within this unit during which they must produce final outcomes and reach a conclusion, this is worth 40% of the final grade. 

Term one: Portraits

Term two: Lost, Hidden, Found

Term three: Externally Set Assignment

Term four: Externally Set Assignment

Term five: Improving Coursework Portfolio

Term six: Study leave

Phase Three - A level Photography  Year 12/13

The A2 Photography students are continuing the AQA Level 3 GCE A2 in Photography. This is a two year course starting in year 12 where students learn and experiment with new media and techniques throughout the first year. During the second year they will cover 2 units. Component 1 is a  Personal Investigation on their chosen subject with a 2500 word written document, this is worth 60% of the A-Level. Component 2 is an Externally Set Assignment where they receive a set of 5 questions from the exam board which they must choose one to respond to. They will also have a 15 hour exam within this unit during which they must produce final outcomes and reach a conclusion, this is worth 40% of the final grade. 

Term one: Research and analysis, exploring photo shoots

Term two: Develop personal response

Term three: Develop personal response. Externally Set Assignment

Term four: Externally Set Assignment

Term five: Prepare for exhibition of work

Full A Level specification link:    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-SP-2015-V1-0.PDF