KS4

Photography

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mr W Cropper
Teacher of Photography
Achievement Co-ordinator
wcp@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
PhotographyAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-820660% Portfolio (NEA)
40% Practical Exam

Year 10

Term 1
Completion of Holiday Project

Term 2
Develop camera skills through light writing

Term 3
Start “Day in the Life” project

Year 11

Term 1
Development of skills through “Day in the Life” project

Term 2
Introduction to Examination questions and preparation

Term 3
Completion of Examination question, 10 hour exam

How and when is my child assessed?

In Photography pupils complete a portfolio of work which counts for 60% of their final grade. Pupils then complete an exam piece from a theme set by the examination board, they will have a 10 hour timed exam to complete the final outcome.

How to support your child in Photography:

All these subjects have a large Non Exam Assessment (NEA) as part of the course. It is vital pupils keep up to date with this work. They should follow the weekly plans and check lists provided by their teacher. Pupils should ensure use their own time to complete the research for their NEA and pupils are actively encouraged to extend their creative projects outside of school and will balance their classroom time and extra-curricular learning. They should also make use of the exemplar work, which can be found on Moodle.