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Photography - GCSE at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

The course gives you the students the opportunity to explore the work of a range of photographers and use different digital techniques to develop your own artistic style.

Course content

Coursework is 60% of the overall GCSE.

Exam is 40% of the overall GCSE.

In the coursework students will study two units over a two & half term period.

Each unit of study is based around two or three artists and will include: research sheets , initial ideas, development work & final outcome/outcomes in a chosen format.

Exam 40% of the overall GCSE

The exam board sets eight topics/questions

- the students are to choose one of them to answer.

- the student will have 4 weeks prior to the exam to research & develop your ideas/response to one of the exam questions.

-the supervised exam time will focus on producing a final piece or pieces of work that follows on from the original development.(work done in the build up to the exam)



All work submitted for all units will be marked as a whole and must cover all four assessment objectives. 

AO1 Develop of ideas through work informed by artists work. Photographs

AO2 Develop of ideas. Use different digital techniques

AO3 Photographs relevant to outcomes

AO4 Make a personal response. Make links with artists work


Future opportunities

GCSEArt & Design Further Education Opportunities:

AS/A level Art & Design, BETEC Art & Design& Foundation studies Art & Design.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 52 Weeks