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COMMISSION UNIT ASSESSMENT (Part 1)

COMMISSION UNIT – ENVIRONMENT SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: (PART 1)

Please read these guidance notes carefully.

Soon it will be time to have your first summative (final) assessment point for the Commission Unit. This is a point where you present the work you have made for the Commission Unit: Part 1 Environment (Landscape). This part of the unit ends at this point with your individual assessment presentations on either the 9th or 10th December 2013. You will be individually presenting to either Jonathan or Steffi.

There will be 2 events:

(a) SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION – this will be 1:1 Presentation with an assigned Tutor

(b) PEER REVIEW – this will be a student led exercise  in two parts, where you will review and feedback on the projects of your fellow students. (Peer Review in Pairs & Peer Group Review).

So it is most important that each student must have 3 timetabled sessions, one for their Assessment Presentation and a second for their Peer Review sessions.

 

NOTE BELOW YOUR SPECIFIED SUMMATIVE  PRESENTATION TIME & ROOM BELOW:

 

(a) – SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT PRESENTATIONS

COMMISSION UNIT (PART 1 – ENVIRONMENT)

MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER – JONATHAN SIMMS, ROOM 806

10-10.30am                                      Rebecca Henehan

10.30am-11am                                Madison Blackwood

11.-11.30am                                     Hannah Broad

12-12.30pm                                      Zoe Coombes

12.30-1pm                                        George Enescu

2-2.30pm                                           Antoanet Dimitrova

2.30-3pm                                           Adam Easton

3-3.30pm                                           Charlotte Edwards

 

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

COMMISSION UNIT (PART 1 – ENVIRONMENT)

MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER – STEFFI KLENZ, ROOM 805

10-10.30am                                      Georgia Wynne

10.30am-11am                                Bethan Williams

11.-11.30am                                     Hannah Vigors

12-12.30pm                                      Nicola Thompson

12.30-1pm                                        Mark Sutherland

2-2.30pm                                          Catherine Stuart

2.30-3pm                                          Charlie Stanhope

3-3.30pm                                          Danielle Phipps

 

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

COMMISSION UNIT (PART 1 – ENVIRONMENT)

TUESDAY 10TH DECEMBER – JONATHAN SIMMS, ROOM 806

10-10.30am                                      Jade Gordon-Brown                                       

10.30am-11am                                Jessica Griffiths                                 

11.-11.30am                                     Chloe Matthews                    

12-12.30pm                                      Luna Limbu

 

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

COMMISSION UNIT (PART 1 – ENVIRONMENT)

TUESDAY 10TH DECEMBER – STEFFI KLENZ, ROOM 805

10-10.30am                                      Neda Mockeviciute   

10.30am-11am                                Somer Nash

11.-11.30am                                     Katie Morrison                       

12-12.30pm                                      Elizabeta Mikelsone

 

 

GUIDANCE NOTES: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

(Summative Assessment refers to the assessment of
 your learning and progression at the end of a particular unit. The panel
 designated to the assessment marks the students’ achievements according to the 
set out assessment points.)

For this assessment point we do expect a high level of professionalism from our students, so please give the presentation of your reviews due care and attention. Time keeping is important here, so be early, you have a strict time allowance of 20mins to present. No more. So practice your presentation. If in doubt about the content of your presentation keep it simple. After your presentation the assessing panel member has the right to ask you questions to clarify their understanding of certain aspects of your presentation. You will not be given direct feedback in that this is a formal assessment point.

As highlighted earlier, this is the point where you present your for assessment, to both your Tutors and your Peers. We will provide a grade for the work you have made for the Environment.

For the ‘final’/summative assessment you are asked to to prepare a presentation for Part 1 of the Commission Unit – Environment.

 

PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE OR MISS YOUR ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION SLOT.

THIS IS REGARDED AS A NON-SUBMISSION AND WILL RESULT IN AN ACADEMIC FAIL – REMEMBER YOU MUST PASS ALL UNITS TO PROGRESS ON THE COURSE. SO FAILURE TO SUBMIT IS TAKEN REALLY SERIOUSLY.

 

DELIVERABLES: PRESENTATION & PRINTS

For this assessment point you must prepare a formal presentation. Your presentation can take the form of either a specific Blog Post (please name it Summative Assessment Commission Unit-Part 1) or a PowerPoint/PDF (labeled with your name and the unit). A computer provided will be allocated in room(s) to display this. Final Prints and selected contact sheet are to be presented in your session. Please understand that it is your responsibility to create a presentation and the tutor assessing you will not ask or interrupt until your presentation is finished.

It is vital that you refer to your brief for this Unit so that you deliver all tasks. Please go to the relevant post on the 1st year website to re-familiarize yourself with each of the Project requirements for both parts of this unit. 

 

Your presentation should be no longer than 20mins and must take the form of a ‘Blog Post’.

The structure is outlined below. A computer will be provided in the allocated Tutorial Room to display your Blog. Final Prints must be presented at this time.

 

 

PRESENTATION STRUCTURE: INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT

Your presentation should seek to satisfy the following structure and be no longer than 20 minutes. (Remember we are not assessing your presentation skills. Do however refer to the assessment criteria on the brief)

This part of the Unit (Part 1-Environment) should include a 300-500 word critical appraisal and have the following structure:

 

1. A clear introduction to your project, outlining the concept (idea),

behind the images you have created.  You must demonstrate that you have

developed contextual and critical knowledge of environments.

 

2. Include your Research and Visual References, with a clear explanation

of what you think their significance is and why. For example:

  • How does your reference relate to your project?
  • What do you think are the most important factors that you have learnt from your reference?
  • How has the reference material progressed your project?

 

3. Your Final Photographic Prints (at least 3 images for landscape).

  • Final B&W and/or Colour ‘C-Type’ analogue prints, no smaller than (9.5”x12”) - The print must be to the highest standard, evidencing your ability to control focus, exposure, tone and colour correction.

  • Also include scanned copies, (72dpi, no larger than 1.5Mb in size) in your PowerPoint presentation

The prints must be to the highest standard, evidencing your ability to control focus, exposure, (density, contrast) and colour correction.

Submit ‘contact sheets’ from your shoots. Here we can discuss matters of camera position, focal length, exposure and lighting, etc.

 

4. Self Evaluation. At the end of your presentation, you must produce a critical appraisal. Incorporate this into your presentation. Write a self-evaluation that covers these questions.

  • What is your understanding of issues related to the unit?
  • What context would you place your work in?
  • What were the reasons behind your photographic choices? For instance, how do you think your visual choices translate to your ideas?
  • How have you managed your studies?
  • What aspect of your shoot productions do you need to reflect upon and why?
  • What has been the most significant challenge on these Units so far? – How can you overcome them in the future?

 

It is vital that you refer to your brief for the Unit so that you deliver all tasks. Please go to myUCA or the Course Blog to re-familiarize yourself with each of the Project requirements. If you are uncertain or have questions about the requirements please see Jonathan.

 

 

HINTS & TIPS FOR PRESENTATIONS:

When you make your Presentation, you have limited time to do this, only 20mins. It is important to cover all the content within the time allocated. If you go over, you will be asked to finish.

Be on time!  Being late is not acceptable. All students assessed must ensure that their presentation is upload to their blog. Bring a copy of your PowerPoint on a disk/USB drive as a ‘Back-up’.

Prepare & rehearse.  DO NOT BUSK or BLAG IT on Assessment Day. Be precise and structure the content of your presentation. Find a colleague or friend and practice.

Speak clearly. Don’t talk too fast. Don’t talk too slowly. (Time yourself).

Be professional. Be Respectful and be Open. For your Assessment with an assigned Tutor please wait outside to be called.

If circumstances beyond your control prevent you from attending on time, you must contact Jackie Andrew before 9.30am, and your situation will be reviewed.  Students should seek to arrive in advance of the start time to ensure they are prepared. Your project management and professionalism counts.

 

 

THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE PEER REVIEW SESSIONS

1. PEER REVIEW IN PAIRS

MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER OR TUESDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2013

These follow on from your formal presentations to your Tutors. The aim of this pair assessment is to present your work to your peers and to assess each other, using the same assessment form used in your formal assessment.

This is NOT a formal session but should help you to understand each other’s work and to familiarize yourself with the assessment criteria. You have been put into pairs and have been given a time slot. Please find a quite spot in the library and deliver the same presentation that you have used for your formal assessment to your partner.

Please make the most of this session and assess each other against the criteria. After you have listened to each other’s presentation please assess your partner and discuss your decisions with each other.

 

Peer Review in Pairs Schedule 2013

2. PEER GROUP REVIEW: FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2013

These are informal group-crits in which you should share your work presented at your formal assessment with your peers. The sessions will be facilitated by current 3rd year students and should give you valuable feedback to your work in an informal context. You should present your work to the group, again presenting your research and the context of your work and your peers will present their point of view to you.

These should be lively sessions where everyone contributes to the discussion of each other’s work. In the past, students have found these sessions a great help and invaluable to their learning.

Please refer to the group-schedule posted to you in an email. Please do not swap groups and be on time.

Peer GROUP Review Schedule 2013

 

GUIDELINES FOR PEER REVIEW

So that you receive as much feedback as possible on your projects, we have put you in groups and please see the list below. Using your Blog, you are asked to present your work to the groups according to the timetable below. When receiving feedback, ask a colleague to write down notes, so that you do not miss any valuable thoughts as to how to progress forward for future projects.

This process should be handled in a professional and constructive manner. Please treat your fellow students with mutual respect.

 

Guidance Questions: Peer Review

 

As a reminder, if you have any questions, please see Jonathan, who will be on hand to support.

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