Photography - Year 12

Overview

Photography is a practical course with options to allow students to develop their preferred slant on this wide subject. Often this relates to other A-level subjects, university courses or career intentions.


Content

In each term, the course has three learning areas, combined in coursework projects:-

• developing ideas and taking photographs
• working on photographs digitally, using Photoshop
• using critical / contextual / historical sources to develop ideas

Autumn Term

How photographers work: ‘the photographer’s eye’ – using Szarkowski’s headings.

Photographic content : expressionism, documentary, aesthetic and instrumentalism


Spring Term

Developing sustained investigations – longer projects – self directed.

Summer Term

Extended project – a major assessment project, mirroring the structure of a coursework project.

Commence work on A-level component #1 : Personal Investigation


Homework

Homework is always support and extension work of the above.


Assessment

Assessment is frequent, usually every two weeks. Student’s journals are assessed as well as final photographs.


Useful Links and Information

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design/subject-content/photography