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16/10/18

It may only be October but our PTA are busy planning the Christmas bazaar on Thursday 22nd November. Please come along to enjoy the Christmas cheer! https://t.co/CsgXv9AGpP

13/10/18

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, the deadline to apply for a place for your child in 2019 is October 31 2018: https://t.co/OaxvfBEaWO https://t.co/Wsm8AMdtxp

13/10/18

Busy morning in school today. Our exceptional historians preparing for their exams this year https://t.co/5WOWNIs6Q1

11/10/18

We are proud to be open and serving our community. https://t.co/8FPCjY0tay

11/10/18

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. in on track to reach its target of 560 students by 2020. Full story - https://t.co/rcIgYeXZSI https://t.co/wDCw39ipxD

10/10/18

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BBC Newsbeat

If you need advice on mental health related issues, please visit BBC Advice https://t.co/m96OL3qcWw

10/10/18

Amazing work from our eco club after school today! Our students really are exceptional and go the extra mile! https://t.co/rwEnZuLGIr

10/10/18

Tea and Talk - a chance to promote mental wellbeing and raise awareness the importance of looking after your mental health https://t.co/s151L5FReh

10/10/18

Great welcoming our Danish friends to FHS. Can’t wait for our exchange visit https://t.co/cgxJCg7jpT

08/10/18

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We've relaunched our termly magazine. Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read the latest issue here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/XfJ6G3PmdY

06/10/18

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Parents play such a key role in supporting children to take part in sport and be active. Thank you https://t.co/6BkQlXeBsx https://t.co/ODrB8I8RAB

06/10/18

Rehearsals for our Aladdin production in full swing. Such dedication and passion on display! Well done to all involved https://t.co/sn8667W59p

06/10/18

A massive well done to our KS4 Geography students for their hard work this morning. The rain didn’t keep them away 🌧 https://t.co/EDrG3q2Hvc

04/10/18

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National Poetry Day

Happy everyone! Enjoy the celebrations! https://t.co/0i8nPajjWL https://t.co/Y5y7ZYESwb

04/10/18

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The Reading Agency

Are you excited for this week? One lucky person can win a full set of the recommended books for by writing a poem about this year's theme: change. Post your poem on Twitter by 4 October and tag us for the chance to win https://t.co/DBdprTqm7E

03/10/18

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This afternoon, Ricky from is talking to our year 9 students about the differences between being homeless and having a home. Delivering some “home truths” to our students today. https://t.co/K90qhLqf4m

03/10/18

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7 new cases of homeless every day last year. Today our Year 9s at are learning about some “Home Truths” with with the wonderful Ricky and Sarah. https://t.co/O6JVKJBwZH

03/10/18

Eco club busy planning our new garden area at school! https://t.co/HRJD1NluSe

02/10/18

Looking forward to Tea & Talk next Wednesday 10th October as part of mental health awareness https://t.co/fvNFvh6izl

02/10/18

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TEEN RAISES MONEY IN RELATIVES' MEMORY - https://t.co/HtvdSpHzfq https://t.co/X2jgXzO1T3

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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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