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Photography

Intent

At Barnwell we offer the Art and Design: Photography subject. We follow the AQA Exam Board for GCSE and A Level, as we believe the content of the course allows students to be independent in their exploration as they develop as young artists, designers, photographers. We feel the value of analysis and critical understand underpins the value of practical elements of the course and naturally reinforces the course. We feel that this process is vital for our students at Barnwell, as they thrive in a vocational setting, therefore gaining a deeper and richer knowledge overall. These elements are embedded into our KS3 Curriculum from Y7-9.

Within our Art and Design: Photography curriculum we embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire, and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design.

The curriculum for art and design: photography aims to ensure that all students:

Art & Design: Photography Learning Journey

Art and Design Learning Journey Photo NEW

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GCSE Art & Design: Photography

Course Title: GCSE (9-1) Art & Design: Photography

Specification Code: 8206

Exam Board: AQA Web Link

Please contact Mr Ledster for further information.

Year 10


Year 1 Term 1 Component 1

Introduction – Recording Skills + Themed Photographic Projects (TBC)

Foundation Skills

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1

1st Personal independent project – internally set theme(s).

Topics

Students select from a range of different starting points to work independently in each term. 

2020

(Jan-Dec)

Photography Independent Projects:

  • Dark & Light
  • Fantastic and Strange
  • Movement
  • Mixed Media
  • Choice of Colour
  • Shadows
  • Surafce. Texture and Detail
  • Framing
  • Elements of Landscape in Portraiture
  • Paper
  • Messages
  • Structures and Viewpoints

2021 

(Jan-July)

Photography Independent Projects:
  • Destroy (Rankin inspired)
  • Fill the Frame - Close Ups
  • Fragments
  • Double Exposure
  • Movement
  • Street Photography
  • Manipulating Reality
  • Collections
  • Reflections

 

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1

2nd Personal independent project – internally set theme(s)

Year 11


Year 2 Term 1 Component 1

Mock Personal independent project – internally set theme(s)

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of term + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (10 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions)

Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2

Presentation of portfolio + Externally Set Assignment Exhibition

 

KS5
Art & Design: Photography

Course Title: A Level Art & Design: Photography

Specification Code: 7246

Exam Board: AQA Web Link

Year 12

Year 1 Term 1 Component 1

Introduction – Recording Skills

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1

Introduction to Personal Investigation

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1

Personal Investigation

Year 13

Year 2 Term 1 Component 1

Personal Investigation

Year 2 Term 2 Component 1

Month Deadlines: Personal Investigation

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of February + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (15 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions)

Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2

Presentation of portfolio and Externally Set Assignment Exhibition

Extended Independent Reading

The Art, Design and Technology extended reading list may be downloaded here.

Summer Show 2019 - Chicago
Jay Peak 2019
Sorrento 2019