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GCE A2 PHOTOGRAPHY Techniques, resources and skills for improved delivery General Information 2012 - 2013

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  • 1. GCE A2 PHOTOGRAPHY Techniques, resources and skills for improved deliveryGeneral Information 2012 - 2013

2. The OCR GCE Art & Design Suite The following slides provide general information in respect of the GCE A2 Photography Specification. 3. The OCR Art & Design Suite YEAR 9Entry Level CertificateFoundation year for GCSE One portfolio unit One Set work 60% and 40%YEAR 10 YEAR 11GCSEOne Portfolio One Set task 60% and 40%YEAR 12ASOne Candidate Portfolio One Controlled Assignment 60% and 40%YEAR 13A2One Personal Investigation One Controlled Assignment 60% and 40% 4. GCE A2 Specification: Key Points One Personal Investigation Centre set preparation time for the examination (Controlled Assignment) Assessment Criteria: D.E.R.P. AO1 Develop AO2 Experiment A03 Record AO4 Present with the (mark) emphasis on AO3 and AO4 Examination Paper including Visual Starting Points 5. GCE A2 Specification: Key Points Centre assessment for the Personal Investigation and Controlled Assignment Personal starting point(s) for Personal Investigation Moderation visits Moderation displays of work by Units and in rank order Unit weighting: Personal Investigation 60%: Controlled Assignment 40% Mark weighting: total 100 marks for each Unit Standard of work: OCR national standards 6. Unit CodesF433 / F443 F4 = GCE 2nd number = 1 = Personal Investigation or 2nd number = 2 = Controlled Assignment Last number = endorsement route i.e. 3 = Photography 7. Personal InvestigationControlled AssignmentF431 F432 F433 F434 F435F441 F442 F443 F444 F445Fine Art Graphic Comm Photography Textile Design 3-D DesignF436 Critical/ContextFine Art Graphic Comm Photography Textile Design 3-D DesignF446 Critical/Context 8. Personal Investigation & Controlled AssignmentAggregation CodesArt and Design Fine Art Graphic CommunicationH560 H561 H562Photography Textile Design 3-Dimensional Design Critical and ContextualH563 H564 H565 H566 9. Endorsements Art and Design Combined Areas of Study Fine Art Graphic Communication Photography Lens and Light-based Media Textile Design Three-dimensional Design Critical and Contextual Studies 10. Marking and Moderation All Units internally assessed and externally moderated GCE mark deadline: 31st May Moderation by visit June assessment session only GCE results: 15th August 11. Specification structure Weightings Unit Personal Investigation60%Controlled Assignment40% 12. Unit 3: Personal Investigation Focus on: The use of personal starting points to produce a major project Working through a range of Photography experiences Evidence of sustained planning and preparation Final pieces that show a creative, engaged and informed personal response Candidates realising their intentions in a way that sums up their experiences of the course as a whole 13. Unit 2: Controlled Assignment Works from early release paper containing Controlled Assignment starting points Same paper for all endorsements Candidates select one starting point, theme or brief Can be handed out to candidates from 1 February Planning and prep time determined by the centre Then work within 15 hours of supervised time to develop ideas into realisation/outcome. 14. Unit 2: Controlled Assignment The Paper has 5 Sections: Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5Stimuli Observational Design Brief Art in Context Visual Starting Points 15. Assessment the tools (D.E.R.P) Both units marked out of 100 AO1 Develop AO2 Experiment20 20AO3 Record30AO4 Present30 16. AO1 Develop Candidates develop their ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding 17. AO2 Experiment Candidates refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes 18. AO3 Record Candidates record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions in visual and/or other forms 19. AO4 Present Candidates present, informed and meaningful responses demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, make connections between visual, written, oral or other elements 20. Assessment the tools Common mark grid for the Personal Investigation and Controlled Assignment Grids have 6 Bands: Band 1PartialBand 4CoherentBand 2BasicBand 5ConfidentBand 3CompetentBand 6Mature 21. Assessment the marks Total of 20 marks for Assessment Objectives 1 and 2 Total of 30 marks for Assessment Objectives 3 and 4 Band 1AO1/2: 1-3 AO3/4: 1-5Band 4AO1/2: 12-14 AO3/4: 16-20Band 2AO1/2: 4-7 AO3/4: 6-10Band 5AO1/2: 15-17 AO3/4: 21-25Band 3AO1/2: 8-11 AO3/4: 11-15Band 6AO1/2: 18-20 AO3/4: 26-30 22. Awarding marks best fit approach Where candidates work: convincingly meets the descriptor, the highest mark within the band should be awarded adequately meets the descriptor, the most appropriate mark in the middle range of the band should be awarded just meets the descriptor, the lowest mark in the band should be awarded fails to meet any aspect of the descriptor within the lowest band then 0 marks should be awarded 23. Awarding marks Written Communication Quality of written communication is assessed when candidates present written evidence. When communicating in writing, candidates are expected to: Ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate so that meaning is clear Present information in a form that suits its purpose Use a suitable structure and style of writing 24. Controlled Assignment Teachers must ensure that: Candidates have at least three weeks to plan and prepare their work The 15 hours of supervised time is undertaken strictly under examination conditions (no music, iPods or MP3 players, mobile phones) After the start of the supervised time both preparatory studies and outcomes are kept securely within the Centre. 25. Controlled Assignment The Controlled Assignment must be conducted in a way that: Conforms to OFQUAL guidelines Supports authentication Has a framework for supervision Protects against plagiarism 26. Examination Regulations OCR website www.ocr.org.uk Insite - Administration documents for EOs Administration guide for general qualifications 27. Support Schemes of Work and lesson plans available on the OCR website Teachers Guide is being updated and includes guidance on Units and endorsements Exemplar work available on the website for both Units with guidance on applying assessment criteria 28. Support Jane Beagrie Qualifications Manager Email: [email protected] Tel: 02476 856082 Customer Contact Centre Tel: 01223 553998