You will create a portfolio of coursework plus a final exam project. Students are required to study different photographers and artists and make cultural links, to experiment with different techniques and to produce a personal final outcome. The coursework will be a bespoke project, inspired by your own interests, while the set task is chosen from the exam paper. You will learn about both the technical and creative aspects of photography.

How is the course structured and graded?

You will create two projects. The coursework project, developed over four terms, is worth 60% of your final mark. The set task is developed over a term and is worth 40%. You will have a 10 hour exam in the Spring term

of Year 11 in which to complete one outcome for your set task project.

Will this course be suitable for me?

To be successful on this course you will need to be enthusiastic and committed to the subject. You will be required to put in an extra three hours a week on top of your timetabled lessons. If you are a creative and motivated student this is a fantastic course for you. We will advise you whether this GCSE or the Level 1 option is the best route for you.


“I really enjoyed this course, I now feel confident using my camera properly. There is a lot of work creating sketchbooks, as well as some written work, but I am really proud with what I produced.” Student

What could this course lead to?

Students who take this course can go on to study it at AS/A2 Level. This further opens up fantastic pathways to Art Foundation Courses and Degrees in the Arts.

Course Infomation

Course Contact

Ms Haines



Additional Fees



Examination only (including controlled assessment)


GCSE accepted for Sixth Form entry

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