Photography Option

About the Course

GCSE Photography encourages students to explore visual information to develop ideas and work into Photography based outcomes.  Experimentation with techniques, materials and equipment, including digital and wet processes to develop an understanding of elements within Photography.  Photographers, designers, artists and directors are just a few of the influences that are used to inspire creative and innovative ideas within areas of Photography.  Students’ diverse and individual approaches can be realised in a variety of outcomes including graphic, fine art and moving image.

Exam Board

60% Coursework Portfolio   40% Practical Exam Examination Board AQA

Your Future

We will accept grades A* - B at GCSE to be able to continue to study Photography at AS level.  Groups are limited in size and therefore a clear focus at GCSE is important to progress on to AS level.  We use the AQA Exam Board and the course at AS is split – 60% coursework portfolio and 40% externally set assignment.  At A2 it is split to 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set assignment.  We have a 100% pass rate at AS and A level and our pupils have the chance to take part in trips to develop their work and ideas.
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