I have just updated my GCSE Photography guides that I give to students to support their work. They now show more clearly the different levels of complexity within each task, so I expect ALL students to complete the green statements/questions, MOST students to complete the orange statements/questions and SOME students might attempt the blue statements/questions.
I hope that this will both support my lower level students and push my middling to higher students.
1 Analysing Photographs V2017
2 How to plan a photo shoot V2017
3 Annotating a Contact Sheet V2017
4 Presenting work V2017
5 Best Photo Guidance Sheet V2017
I know the current year 10’s are working on the 1-9 grades but I just have not have the time to get all my resources updated until now. So here is the first updated resource, my GCSE Art and Design Handbook. I usually give this to the year 9’s who have chosen Art at the end of the summer term along with their summer project work. I also email it to all parents so they know a little about the course and how to support their child (as I find a large number of parents struggle to understand how to support their child in this subject).
PDF: Art GCSE information booklet 2017
Word (the file was not created in word so may look odd in places due to being exported for editing): Art GCSE information booklet 2017
Each half term and end of term I set a school wide photography challenge, these usually consist of a set of 20 to 25 words that students have to capture in a photograph. I have found it has been a really great way to promote the subject across the school and get students thinking creativity during the break. Once the students return their images I have the head decide on a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and any highly commended images, these students (and sometimes staff) then receive certificates and prizes that are handed out in assembly.
Below I have added small selection of images that I have received from past competitions:
To help my students effectively plan their 10 hour ‘exam’ time I have drawn up a question sheet that hopefully helps them to consider what they need to do.
The images above are JPEG versions. I do have an idraw and Photoshop editable versions but WordPress will not let me upload these (if you would like these drop me a message in the comments section of this post).
This is a quick holding post to let everyone know that I will be producing my externally set tasks powerpoint again this year BUT it will be slightly later as my exams officer did not submit my estimated entries so I will not get access to the tasks online until the 1st Jan. I am planning to get the powerpoints completed for the 4th so will upload them then.
This year I will have an Art and Design one AND a photography one as this is the first year I have had a year 11 photography class.