OCR GCSE Art & Design Lens & Light Based Media (Photography) J163
Course Overview Photography is defined here as the practice of creating durable static or moving images by recording light with light-sensitive materials such as photographic film or digitally by means of an image sensor. Learners must explore, acquire and develop skills, knowledge and understanding through the application of traditional and or digital techniques and processes specific to their chosen area(s) of study of Photography. Learners must explore practical and relevant critical and contextual sources such as the work of historical and contemporary photographers and the different purposes, intentions and functions of photography as appropriate to their own work.
Course Objectives - Learners must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and understanding through area(s) of study relevant to Photography. - Candidates to produce a series of photographs using a variety of photographic techniques.Supporting photographic studies to be produced. - Candidates to examine, analyse and understand the style, content and materials used by the selected artists.Students to experiment with the content and composition from their initial research. - Demonstrate Photoshop and other digital manipulation techniques.Explore using traditional art techniques to manipulate images. - Candidates to refine their ideas in preparation for the production of their outcome(s).Produce final compositions that consolidate ideas and potential outcomes.Complete final piece(s), evaluate and present.
UNIT 1: Portfolio 60% of GCSE 120 marks non-exam assessment (internally assessed and externally moderated) Learners should produce a portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a centre- or learner-set starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus.
UNIT 2: Set Task 40% of GCSE 80 marks 10 hours Controlled Assessment(internally assessed and externally moderated) The early release paper will be issued on 2 January each year and will provide learners with five themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points and stimuli. A response should be based on one of these options.
Mark Scheme AO1 Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding. AO2 Explore and refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes. AO3 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions in visual and/or other forms. AO4 Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.
Homework Activities Candidates to mind map ideas.Collection of resources and supporting imagery.Practice photography skills and other methods of showing ideas and solutions.Research the work of selected photographers or commercial practitioners to include library visits, internet searches and first hand experience.