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Subject: Photography
Contact: Mr S Parker

Key Stage 4 - Overview

In Key Stage 4 we follow the AQA GCSE syllabus for Photography (8206). Students are taught in mixed ability groups. This gives us the freedom to teach GCSE Photography in ways that inspire and bring out the best in all students, whilst equipping them with the skills to continue the subject with confidence at A-level and beyond. Students will develop skills in using a DSLR camera and post editing techniques using Photoshop. The flexibility of its design means we can tailor our course to your students’ interests and our department’s strengths. Teachers teach to inspire, challenge and motivate every student, no matter what their level of ability, while supporting the development of creative and engaging lessons.

Students are taught 5 hours a fortnight.

Exam board and course

AQA Photography  (8206)

Curriculum Content


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


Portfolio - Identity

Portfolio - Environment – Natural and/or Built

Portfolio - Viewpoints and Abstraction


Portfolio – GCSE Question

Externally Set Assignment

Externally Set Assignment        

Enrichment opportunities

Photo Skills Club:

Wednesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm KS4 and KS5

Useful websites to support learning

Tate website
Open Eye Gallery website
V&A website
The Design Museum website