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11/12/18

Very proud of our students receiving these today! https://t.co/DOTm8tlYeq

01/12/18

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Amazing students always going over and beyond https://t.co/briaRrOI47

01/12/18

Very proud of our exceptional students who are giving up their Saturday morning to help in the community! They truly are exceptional! https://t.co/CbLj8BuAZT

01/12/18

I hope everyone is taking the time to complete the first task on our FHS advent calendar of kindness today! https://t.co/M73ooF8v0h

30/11/18

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Exciting projects coming up with 👏🏼 This week we completed a waste audit with their to see how well the students are using their bins and where improvements can be made https://t.co/UC3xQgovWG

28/11/18

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Exciting day at looking forward to getting back to to try out some new strategies https://t.co/3qKBTrD67h

27/11/18

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Received this yesterday very proud of my baby!! https://t.co/4IPQqc7vLX

27/11/18

A reminder that we finish at 12pm on Monday 3rd December for staff training. Buses and taxis have been notified.

20/11/18

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Thinking about trying ? ‘A Taste of Teaching’ is a series of open school events to inform and advise potential trainees https://t.co/gD8jLnlZSR

16/11/18

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Susan Barker Essex County Council: Save Stansted Library! - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/q89buqdRK8 via We have signed this petition because libraries are the life blood of a community- or at least they should be.

13/11/18

A reminder there is a cake sale tomorrow as part of our anti-bullying activities. Students will need cash as we are raising money for anti-bullying charities. https://t.co/tqh6OhEK3z

13/11/18

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Loved teaching to kids! They learnt so quick! https://t.co/XTZ3AOWQhL

13/11/18

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Extra Sixth Form Open Evening from 4.30-6.00pm tonight. To attend please email staffjbr.herts.sch.uk. More info see https://t.co/LcYtF03CK6 https://t.co/LIqZKVdYR9

12/11/18

Odd sock day for anti-bullying week. Don’t be a bully - its not cool! Choose friendship and not hate! https://t.co/XGdJsQxqnB

12/11/18

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Miss Trainor 🌍

When year 11 have been working so hard they deserve rewards https://t.co/F01QJqiu8p

11/11/18

It was a honour to lay a wreath on behalf of the FHS school community today. https://t.co/AJPb3KDEc5

10/11/18

If you are interested in a career in teaching we have an information morning on 11th December 9.30am - 11.30am https://t.co/W7PCaXADVI

09/11/18

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Photography

Exam board:  AQA       

Course code/specification number:  4206

Level of qualification:   GCSE Level 2 (Un-tiered A* - C grades)

What will students learn about?

Students are required to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to their chosen topic through integrated practical, critical and theoretical study that encourages direct engagement with original works and practice.  Students may work with both traditional and new media.  They may be allowed to work solely with new media within any of the endorsements, provided the assessment objectives are met. 

Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including theme-based photography (portrait, landscape, still-life, and reportage), documentary photography, photo-journalism, narrative photography, experimental imagery, photographic installation, new media practice, video, television and film.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students are introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen areas of study.  Knowledge and understanding of photography should be developed through research, the development of ideas and making activities working from first-hand experience and, where appropriate, secondary source materials.

Candidates should develop knowledge, understanding and the capability to evaluate:

  • How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images, artefacts and products
  • How knowledge and understanding of the work of others can develop and extend thinking and inform their own work
  • A range of photography processes including two and/or three-dimensions and traditional and new media technologies
  • How images, artefacts and products relate to social, historical, vocational and cultural  contexts
  • A variety of approaches, methods and intentions of contemporary and historical artists, craftspeople and designers from different cultures and their contribution to continuity and change in society      

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Unit 1    Portfolio of Work

  • Controlled Assessment (60%) - Candidate portfolio selected from work undertaken during course of study and must include more than one project.

Unit 2    Externally Set Task

  • Approx.  8 weeks preparation time. 10 hours of sustained focused study (exam) (40%)

Candidates respond to their chosen starting point.

What grades can students access? A*- G

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

A level Photography

AS/A level Art and Design (Photography option)

For further information please contact:

Mrs Whitehead: j.whitehead@fhs.essex.sch.uk

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