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*Photography GCEAS/A2 at President Kennedy School

Course description

“The ability to capture a unique moment in time is a precious skill.  It is not a gift but a trained art which needs nurturing in order to thrive and achieve creative clarity”. 

The Photography curriculum is a new, exciting and expanding subject that is available to our KS5 students.  The course gives students the opportunity to use digital cameras and scanners, explore state-of-the art IT software and manipulate images digitally.  Students will be developing their skills and understanding to produce their own ideas and creative theme based photos.  Photography and technology are growing constantly with many job opportunities leading to professional photography for magazines, newspapers, fashion, forensics, medical, design and journalism.  It is a valuable skill useful in other visual arts and an exciting interest that can be carried on in later life.


Course content

AS: Portfolio including one project ‘Opposites’ and Terminal Test (set externally)

A2: Personal Investigation and 1000 – 3000 word Journal and Terminal Test (set externally)

Entry requirements

Entry RequirementsStandard minimum entry requirement including at least grade C in GCSE Photography, Art, or an approved portfolio of work displaying sound ability in the subject


The work is marked using 4 Assessment Objectives each worth 20 marks

A01: Develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

A02: Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops

A03: Record in visual and/or other forms, ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on their work and progress

A04: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact President Kennedy School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks
  • Course code: 500026598