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Photography

Faculty : Creative Arts                                                                    

Level : AS/A Level GCE

Examination Board  / website : OCR www.ocr.org.uk

Practical Examinations (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, dates):

AS Unit F423 Controlled Assignment- 5h controlled time/practical exam –May 2016

A2 Unit F443 Controlled Assignment -15h controlled time/practical exam-May 2017

All students must complete a project (essay writing skills and practical photography tasks) during the summer in preparation for the course. Students have to see HOD in June 2015.

Assessment Details :

AS Unit F413 Coursework Portfolio -60% of total AS GCE marks

AS Unit F423 Controlled Assignment - 40% of total AS GCE marks

A2 Unit F433 Personal investigation - 30% of the total Advanced GCE marks

A2 Unit F443 Controlled Assignment - 20% of the total Advanced GCE marks

Practical Examinations (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, dates) :

AS Unit F423 Controlled Assignment- 5h controlled time/practical exam –May 2016

A2 Unit F443 Controlled Assignment -15h controlled time/practical exam-May 2016

Coursework (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, submission dates):

AS Coursework Portfolio-

Students produce a portfolio of work based on 3 projects: Still Life/ Portraiture/ Location

AS Controlled Assignment-

Students select one starting point from a range of themes provided by the exam board and develop this into a project folder in preparation for the practical exam.

A2 Personal Investigation-

Students submit a major project investigation that has a personal significance and includes 3000 words.

A2 Controlled Assignment-

Students select one starting point from a range of themes provided by the exam board and develop this into a project folder in preparation for the practical exam.

Course Outline:

Photography at Hendon School is an exciting subject that allows students to investigate a range of photographic genres based on their own personal interests. Students are encouraged to seek an expressive and interpretative artistic response to the visual world while exploring their own cultural identities.

Students use lens-based media which they may manipulate using darkroom facilities and digital technology: we teach the use of SLR and Digital SLR cameras and run workshops on traditional darkroom processes, Adobe Photoshop and Moviemaker.

We also provide a regular exhibition space in collaboration with the Hendon school library to give students a forum in which to discuss and display their work-in-progress to a wider school audience. Our department has links with The Photographers’ Gallery and they provide exhibition and workshop opportunities for our students. We visit museums and galleries to broaden students’ understanding of contemporary photographic practice.

All students must complete a project (essay writing skills and practical photography tasks) during the summer in preparation for the course. Students have to see Ms. Schmid in June 2015.

 Skills / Aptitude to be successful in this course:

Students must own a digital/digital SLR camera and they must have a passion for photography and art. It will complement subjects that require analytical enquiry and independent thought such as Art, Film Studies, Theatre and Media studies.

Pathways and Career opportunities –

  • Foundation Studies in Art & Design, BA Honours, MA degrees, PHD in Art & Design subjects
  • Photojournalist, fashion photographer, fine art photographer, commercial photographer, advertising art director, film director, cinematographer, film editor, film production, TV production, script writer, animation designer, magazine and newspaper editor

For further information, please contact:  Martina Schmid (Head of Photography) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday the 25th. Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP ~ Tel: 020 8202 9004 ~ Fax: 020 8202 3341 ~ E-mail: info@hendonschool.co.uk