Digital Photography

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GCSE Digital Photography is offered at KS4

Subject Exam Board Syllabus Number Practical Coursework Written Exam
GCSE Photography AQA 8206 60% 40%

Is this the right subject for me?
Are you creative and dynamic? Are you good at working to deadlines and like a challenge? Do you enjoy creating your own artwork and experimenting with a variety of media and techniques? If so then Photography could be for you!!

What do I need to know, or be able to do, before taking this course?
It is advisable but not essential to have a digital camera (compact or SLR) or smart phone with a minimum of 8 megapixels to participate in this course. This will be required for every lesson and for tasks set as homework.

What will I learn?
This is a photographic digital course where students will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring and producing practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s). Work will include theme-based photography (portrait, landscape, movement, natural forms, micro-macro etc) based upon research into photographers relevant to the theme. Students will produce their own photos in response to their written research. Work will be produced using digital cameras and presented as a portfolio of work in sketchbooks.

How will I be assessed?

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What can I do after I’ve completed the course?

Study A level or BTEC in Photography, Digital arts, Creative media production
Careers include: Portrait Photographer; fashion industry; media (TV, commercials, magazines); film production; scientific photographer; news photographers; industrial photographer; freelance
Below are just some of the Jobs or careers you could choose from:

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For more information, please consult:
If you want to find out more about this GCSE photography course then you can visit the

You could also talk to Miss Evans, Mrs Woodward or email them cevans@chathigh.co.uk cwoodward@chathigh.co.uk and they will be able to describe the course in detail and advise you of what you need to do next when it comes to your options.
If you want to find out more on what this subject can enable you to do, don’t forget Mrs Williams is available for career advice.