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    Could someone give me a bit of info on what AS photography will entail?
    I'm starting it this September, just wondered how it works. Is it similar to art in that you have a theme that you work on for a term or so, and then move on to another theme?
    Are you told what to take pictures of or is it up to you?

    I know you use a book obviously. How does the exam work? Don't really understand how you could stage a photography exam.

    Any info appreciated
    (I'm doing Edexcel)
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    I did Edexcel last year. We did a project on "Self image" for the first term - this was half of the first module.. then did a project on "Sense of Place" which made up the second half of module one. For both of these we were just given a brief and allowed to get on with it in our own time. (for me this was great because I knew what I was doing, and knew how to work my camera/work in the darkroom/post-process and write about images..but a lot of my friends struggled coz they didn't know what they were doing)

    For module 2 (exam module) we did a project on "links and connections" which was given by the exam board...and for the "exam" you had 10 hours of work that you had to do supervised..wasn't really an exam 2bh.

    My photography teacher was really laid back though, we had no textbooks or anything, just a project brief - yours might be a lot different. I know a lot of people struggled and came out with **** marks.
    I got 2 marks off an A overall..all by myself so it is quite easy if you know what you're doing
    I found it fun...hope this was helpful.
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    (Original post by SuicidalLemming)
    I did Edexcel last year. We did a project on "Self image" for the first term - this was half of the first module.. then did a project on "Sense of Place" which made up the second half of module one. For both of these we were just given a brief and allowed to get on with it in our own time. (for me this was great because I knew what I was doing, and knew how to work my camera/work in the darkroom/post-process and write about images..but a lot of my friends struggled coz they didn't know what they were doing)

    For module 2 (exam module) we did a project on "links and connections" which was given by the exam board...and for the "exam" you had 10 hours of work that you had to do supervised..wasn't really an exam 2bh.

    My photography teacher was really laid back though, we had no textbooks or anything, just a project brief - yours might be a lot different. I know a lot of people struggled and came out with **** marks.
    I got 2 marks off an A overall..all by myself so it is quite easy if you know what you're doing
    I found it fun...hope this was helpful.
    Thanks for the info, very informative
    I was hoping you'd get a bit of a free rein on things, I like developing my own ideas and in Art gcse last year the teachers seemed to ram loads of ideas down my throat which was annoying at times.
 
 
 

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