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GCSE Photographic Communication

Title of qualification

Art & Design (Graphic Communication)

Exam Board


What will I learn?

  • How to develop written analysis and annotate work of existing artists and photographers from a graphical perspective.
  • Digital photography skills.
  • Photographic manipulation using Photoshop to enhance images.
  • Creative design- developing and refining ideas to produce a final response to projects.
  • Typography and font design.


How will this course be assessed?

  • Coursework 60% of final grade- Project based
  • Examination 40% of final grade- Project based


What skills do I need?

  • Literacy – the ability to read and write fluently
  • Creativity- to be able to create, present and analyse interesting imagery based upon a theme
  • Time management- the ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines


What is next for me after this course?

Creativity and critical thinking are essential for all Post 16 subject areas and a good GCSE in Photographic Communication would be desirable for students who have an interest in taking this subject at A-level or have an interest in other creative areas such as Art, Graphic Design, Film and Media studies.


Are there any restrictions with this course?

This course is a GCSE subject and is open to students of all abilities.