GCSE Photography Guides

GCSE Photography HandoutsI 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

2017 1-9 Art and Design Handbook

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

Photography Challenges

Photography Challenge ImagesEach 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:

Exam Time Planning for GCSE Art and Photography students

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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).

AQA Photography Exam 2017 Powerpoint

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As promised below I have uploaded my resource for the the 2017 GCSE AQA Photography task, I hope it proves to be useful for you!

Powerpoint presentation (right click to save): photographers-for-exam-2017

PDF Version (right click to save): photographers-for-exam-2017

Links to my Pinterest boards

Detail – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/detail-aqa-photography-gcse/

Out of Place – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/out-of-place-aqa-photography-gcse/

Motion – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/motion-aqa-photography-gcse/

Assembled – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/assembled-aqa-photography-gcse/

Creative Landscapes – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/creative-landscape-aqa-photography-gcse/

Architecture – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/architecture-aqa-photography-gcse/

Shelter – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/shelter-aqa-photography-gcse/

AQA Art and Design Exam 2017 Powerpoint

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Below I have uploaded my resource for the the 2017 GCSE AQA Art and Design task, I hope it proves to be useful for you!

p.s the AQA Photography one will be uploaded later today!

Powerpoint presentation (right click to save): artists-for-exam-2017

PDF Version (right click to save): artists-for-exam-2017

Links to my Pinterest boards

Detail – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/detail-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Out of Place – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/out-of-place-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Surroundings – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/surroundings-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Assemble – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/assemble-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Angles – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/angles-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Architecture – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/architecture-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Shelter – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/shelter-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

AQA Exam Tasks Powerpoint

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.