Complete A-Level Photography Resource:
This resource contains a refined combination of all of the resources and guides that I use everyday in my Photography teaching. The resources have been assembled and developed over the last 13 years I have taught Photography at A-Level (which is why I thought it was worth at least £15). The resources are mainly intended for AS and A-Level work- but have fully transferable resources for GCSE as well- especially so if your students are thinking of taking A-Level Art or Photography further.
The resources are organised into key areas that students have found it most easiest to access. I use them in every lesson, and if modelled from the start the students automatically use them to develop their work and ideas. For those who need a bit of pushing, the resources have been essential in directing students towards developing their work.
When students know that you are organised and that everything is embedded- you can worry less about the management side and concentrate on developing their creativity and content- which in bigger groups can be difficult. This bank of resources enables me and the students to work to our best potential- It has transformed the effectiveness of my teaching.
The resources are cross referenced and linked following what students have suggested they prefer. I have attached an image showing what is in the resources before you download it- if you want to see more detail about what is included. There is a lot of content, which will take time to get through- but when you get to grips with the format the resources have been invaluable.
Most of the resources are the form of PowerPoints, JPEG images or videos- and are intended to support Students throughout their A-Level investigations. I have worked with AQA from the outset of teaching - but the resources can be applied to Edexcel or other boards in terms of teaching/working practice (only the assessment objectives and criteria would be different).
The full resource is BIG!- Over 800MB- all resources are saved into 5 seperate compressed folders ready to download and use - All you need to do is download them all and add the contents to one folder- then you are ready to go.
This resource contains a 45 slide PowerPoint Presentation with all of the best layering advice and tips I use in my A-level and GCSE lessons to ensure effective layering of images in different ways using Photoshop.
I mainly use the slides in Photography lessons, but they have come in really useful for Art lessons across KS4-5. The guide includes tasks to help layering, layering examples, and imagery useful for peer assessment of images and developing pupils knowledge and understanding (using Photoshop).
I have also included the presentation in numbered JPEG / image format to make it easier to pick slides and put them on screen for use in lessons- or for copy/pasting directly into other PowerPoints.
This PowerPoint is really useful in giving groups of students guided details for how to develop images using Photoshop. There are 40 slides of guides, exemplar images and task details in the guide. It has been really useful for all ranges of abilities at both GCSE and A-Level. The guide is straight forward enough to give to individuals to learn by themselves- or it has been great to use for entire lessons for developing images in Photoshop.
This presentation contains 20 slides of resources for Educational Visits for GCSE and A-Level Art and Photography students. I have included help sheets, task sheets and examples for lessons / visits -that I have used to aid my teaching over the last 10 years.
This PowerPoint is contains 7 of the most useful slides I use in my own lessons to help teach my students how to use different camera settings and develop their understanding of how to take effective photographs. It covers apertures, shutter speeds and ISO etc with supporting images. It also contains 2 really useful cheat sheets that I give students to use as they take photographs in lesson
I have found these resources really helpful with all levels of ability in A-Level Art & Design and Photography lessons when responding to artists/ photographer and research. I have also trialled these resources with high ability GCSE students- and it worked great.
Research and Analysis ( Assessment Objective 1 for me) has long been a tricky and troublesome subject to deal with for any student- as most students would much rather be doing something practical. To make the whole process a little less painful I made these resources to use in lesson as presentation material in PowerPoints- and also as helpsheets to aid/support research.
Questions as simple as ... how do I put research in my book...? how much research should I do...? ... is research necessary...?... how do I research...? will be eased with these resources.
For your £3 you get... a PowerPoint with 21 slides of resources and examples to help you with research... I have also uploaded the slides as numbered and titled worksheets to make printing easier. It took me a good while to make and refine, but I have found the SUPER GRID really useful in particular for "on computer" research responses for students- and the class work sheet really useful for "real life" lessons and image critique/ analysis/ peer assessment. I regularly use all of the slides in my lessons and hopefully you will find them useful as well...the examples of artists in particular have been really well received by students....
This resource has been really useful in photography lessons. It has slides for teaching and initiating conversations with students about capturing effective composition, refining their approach, tips for getting the best marks (for starting points)and two guides for how to write about their images effectively (there are 11 slides in this PowerPoint resource).
This resource is a 10 slide PowerPoint presentation/ guide to develop Starting Point Images into creative arrangements and compositions (using Photoshop). I have used it with AS/A-Level groups of Photographers.
This resource PowerPoint contains 22 slides that have been invaluable throughout my exam teaching and support of A-Level Photography and Fine Art students. It contains:
- Guides for what to do to fill an effective sketchbook in line with your assessment objectives.
- Checklists to help you keep on track and give you ideas as you progress through the exam unit
- Tips for making essential sheets / book pages that show your intentions, connections and rationale for your work in the most visually effective way.
This does what is says on the tin- it is a checklist for students to use to check that they are doing all they can to refine their work and target areas to improve in each different assessment area in GCSE Art and Design- The AO`s are bound to change at some point- but this has been really useful to give to students and have them self evaluate their progress.
It has been useful for AFL and peer marking in lesson- and also as a (more beefy) starter. I have also had students checking eachother's portfolios to target areas to improve- which ended well ...in most cases (aside from one GCSE group- where tension ran high following a heated disagreement over A04. Luckily I was able to dissolve the the situation with singing and star jumping at the same time (which I believe is the answer to most classroom management issues).
This resource is a 20 slide PowerPoint presentation/ guide full of advice, visual exemplar and tips / task breakdowns for drawing in a variety of medias… I frequently use the images in KS3- KS5 Art and Design lessons- and also as prompts for teaching/ conversation initiators in lesson.
This resource is a 21 slide PowerPoint presentation/ guide to develop portrait shots into text and typography outcomes (using Photoshop). I have used it with GCSE and AS groups of artists and photographers.
The links below will take you to my YouTube Channel and Behance- where I have put lots of resources and inspiration to help teachers and students with their AQA AS and A2 A-Level Photography Exam units.
There are inspiration packs for each question and tips for making best progress in your exams
Good luck to you all- any questions- please email.
I made this to help me explain the process of photography to my students- It has been really helpful if you are in a busy lesson and need a visual to help you explain something complex. It has been useful as a checklist and prompt for initiating conversation about what successful units of work need to show.
I have used this PowerPoint and Worksheets in this resource in my GCSE and A-Level Photography (and Fine Art) teaching/ lessons to help students deal with problems, learn shortcuts and work more effectively and efficiently.
They have been great for dealing with large numbers of students- when they are all on Photoshop at the same time - or if you want something quick to refer to to make lessons run smoothly. The cheat sheets and quick guides help students get into the technical side a bit quicker.
I have also included 3 guides / checklists that help when students when they are photographing images- and marking/editing and cropping their contacts once they have taken the photos.
- There are loads of other resources for Photography and Fine Art on my Youtube channel- if you fancy a look copy and paste this link - http://bit.ly/1HEaYOo -
Any questions please email me:-)
This PowerPoint contains guide slides and prompts for pupils who need support writing about their work, or the work of artists. I use these prompts in my AS and A2 A-Level Lessons continually to help students write and respond to visual art forms of all types...
This PowerPoint has been a really useful guide in photography lessons for developing skills in Development and Research (A01). It has resources for teaching that give advice / guides for:
- Creating moodboards,
- Making effective research
- Advice / prompts for writing about your research and development
Good/ bad research examples
How to make effective artist connections in your work / development of ideas
There are 30 slides in this PowerPoint resource- that I continually use again and again in lesson..
A-Level Photography:Photoshop Task: Fella Grids
This presentation contains guides and examples for creating a complex gridded collage using Photoshop. Also included in the resources are the frame templates you will need for the task. I use the guide and grids to help students develop their images into complex collages of images that really show off the best bits of their work in Art and Photography A- Level groups.
I made this guide to support and inspire Artists and Photographers at A-Level when they develop their work using Photoshop. I have found it really useful to dip in and out of for individual support or to base entire lessons around. The presentation can be used as a tool for demonstrating as well as a resource for students to use and refer to in lesson. This is also a great resource when used in combination with my other Photoshop Guide.
It shows you how to develop your images using layering, collage joiner techniques, series, arrangements and canvas extensions.