Photography GCSE

Course Detail

Mode of Study: Full time

Level:  2

Duration:  1 year

Awarding/validation body:  Eduqas

Course Overview

The learner will cover topics such as:

• how devices communicate, focusing on both physical transmission methods and the media they use

• designing and developing a simple computer network from a user specification and creating a maintenance plan

• the identification and resolution of a range of threats and vulnerabilities. Transferable skills are those generic ‘soft skills’ that are valued by employers and higher education alike. The following transferable skills have been contextualised into the content of the qualification:

• research • communication (oral).

Course Highlights

The Eduqas Art and Design GCSE is designed to provide engaging, challenging, coherent and meaningful learning experiences that supports the sequential and incremental development of creative practice.

Our exciting course broadens experience, develops imagination and technical skills, fosters creativity and promotes personal and social development.

The focus of the GCSE Art/Photography specification is to nurture an enthusiasm for Art and Design and, through a broad introductory foundation programme, to develop critical, practical and theoretical skills that enable students to gain a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts and design fields with a focus on digital photography and graphic design.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Students who achieve 5 x grade 4 GCSEs including Photography will be able to progress onto the Btec L3 Art and Design courses, Btec L3 Media courses or any of the Art based A Levels.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

College entry requirements of 4 x grade 3 GCSEs or above. Prior Art or DT achievement preferable.

60% coursework 40% practical 10 hour exam


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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