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GCSE Photography

Year 9 – Workshop based tasks

Autumn Term

  • Formal Elements – exploring each one in detail and using them as a focus for a mini photography project
  • Basic skills of using a bridge camera

Spring Term

  • Intro to Photoshop
  • Experimenting with mixed media
  • Artist research (cultural understanding)

Summer Term

  • Creative project
  • Visit to Burghley House
  • Structures

Year 10 – 60% coursework

Over the course of the year, students will complete 3 coursework projects which vary year by year. Below are the starting points…

  • Structures (…continued)
  • Personal Identity
  • London/viewpoints
  • Fusion
  • Inside/Outside

Year 11 – Closing the gap on coursework and 40% exam

Autumn Term

  • Natural Forms

Spring Term

  • AQA releases the exam starting points
  • Exam preparatory work which consists of a portfolio of work leading up to a final response which is completed in the 10 hour exam

Summer Term

  • 10 hour exam – final response
  • All work moderated internally and externally by an AQA moderator – end of May