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Photography is unique in its cross curriculum potential. On the technical side

physics, chemistry and maths are part of the course while on the critical side

English and History are exploited. Underlying this, and most importantly, is

creativity. To maximize engagement pupils choose their own practical and

theoretical themes. By the end of the course the students are expected to have

taken photographs, processed them and printed from the negatives unassisted.

This requires a thorough knowledge of how a camera controls the input of light and

how this affects the image. They are expected to be able to evaluate the work of

other photographers.


Over the two years they will spend about £150 on materials. This figure depends

on how productive and efficient the pupil is. The department makes every attempt

to minimize the costs. Loan cameras are supplied.


There are no compulsory trips associated with this course.


Further Education:

A Level Photography


Photography, art and media




Year 10

Year 11

The first term and a half is devoted to

all relevant aspects of photographic

theory and the major body of written

work is completed in the second term.

The practical coursework is started on

completion of this written work.

Further but less substantial written

work is done to compliment the

practical work.

The coursework (60% of the final

marks is completed).

In February the controlled assessment

(exam) is started and completed, with

supporting written work, in April.