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Photography GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

GCSE will provide students with an opportunity to explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to other artists and cultures and other resources surrounding them. Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences through photographic equipment and media.

Course content

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences. They will learn to explore lens based media, techniques and processes. They are taught to make individual, well informed choices of subject matter. They are taught to be self-motivated and work more independently. Students will learn studio processes and ways in which photography is used in the broader world of work. It would be an advantage, although not essential, for students to have their own digital camera.


Unit 1 (Coursework Controlled Assessment) - This Unit will consist of the students’ portfolio selected from work undertaken during course of study and must include more than one project. Work is set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA examination board. The Unit contributes 60% of the overall marks awarded.
Unit 2 (Externally Set Task) – This Unit will consist of a 10 hour examination in which students respond to their chosen starting point. Candidates may enter the examination with ideas and studies collected and prepared in unlimited time. Question papers are issued to candidates before the date of the examination. The Unit contributes 40% of the overall marks awarded.

Future opportunities

GCSE Photography offers direct access to A level Photography as well as other
further education courses such as Higher National Diploma in Photography or
Graphic Design. There is a wide range of careers one can follow. These include
film and video, photographer, photo journalism, and art director.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years