Exam board: AQA
Students will actively engage in the creative process of photography in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds. They will develop creative, imaginative and intuitive capabilities when exploring and making images. They will become confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, and techniques. They will acquire and develop technical skills through working with a broad range of media, techniques, processes and technologies. They will develop knowledge and understanding of photography in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures. They will develop an awareness of the different roles and individual work practices evident in the production of photography in the creative and cultural industries.
Assessment: There are two assessment components. They contribute different amounts to the overall grade.
Component one (60%): Portfolio
Component two (40%): Practical examination, 10 hours (over a two week period)