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Year 12

Year 12

Photography (AQA: Art and Design)

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. They will be made aware of both traditional and new technologies.

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of Photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

  • portraiture
  • landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)
  • still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world)
  • documentary photography, photojournalism
  • fashion photography
  • experimental imagery
  • multimedia
  • photographic installation
  • moving image (video, film, animation).

Assessment is via two controlled assessment pieces that have externally set pieces externally set briefs

Year 13


These courses provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory. The aims are to develop learners’ ability to research and explore different aspects of photography from contemporary, historical and cultural sources. Learners will use other artists’ work to inform and inspire their own creative work. They will develop their skills of presentation through organising and displaying their research findings.

Candidates can achieve Fail, Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

All work is coursework, but with an externally set assignment, which will be internally assessed and externally moderated.