OCR GCSE Art & Design Lens & Light Based Media (Photography) J173
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.
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 inves ga ons, demonstrating critical understanding of sources. AO2 Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes. AO3 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses. AO4 Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.
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.
Digestible Areas of Study (Mark Scheme)
Examplar Work & Sketchbooks
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