Faculty of Art and Design technology


Mr H Fisher

Mr R Lumley


Photography has a wonderful ability to surprise, delight and challenge the viewer. The camera sees things that our eyes cannot see. It is an exciting medium that can be used in many different ways for example artistic, commercial, advertising, personal, fashion and architectural. Photographs can be used on the Web or as beautiful printed objects.


This course teaches pupils to look at the world in a creative way and enables them to apply creative, analytical and critical thinking which can be used in other subjects.

It will enable pupils to:

  • Develop their creative potential
  • Appreciate a variety of photographic media, techniques and processes
  • Develop an awareness of critical analyses of artists' work
  • Develop their own ideas through awareness, practical application and written reflections
  • Experience hands-on experimentation using digital media


KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018


 Year 10 and Year 11

This GCSE AQA Course is offered to targeted pupils in Years 10 & 11. Pupils are required to work in one or more areas of lens-based and light-based media such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping and combinations of areas:

  • Portraiture
  • Landscape photography (working from the built or natural environment).
  • Still Life photography, (working from natural or manufactured objects).
  • Documentary photography, photo journalism, narrative photography, reportage
  • Fine Art photography, photographic installation
  • Photography involving a moving image, (television, film and animation).
  • New media practice such as computer manipulated photography and photographic projections.


Unit 1: 60% of total mark*

Portfolio of work which must include more than one project.

Unit 2: 40% of total mark*

Externally set task which culminates in a ten hour examination period

*Both units are marked by the teacher and moderated by AQA through a visit to the school.