Students create a coursework portfolio in Years 10 and Year 11.  The portfolio will be made up of a series of projects that we guide the students through.  The areas of study with the course are: portraiture, location photograph, studio photography, experimental imagery, installation, documentary photography, photo-journalism, fashion photography.

Students needs to use both lesson time and homework time to produce the high quality of work that is required from the course. 

As part of the course students will be invited to attend trips to London, Southampton and the surrounding area to broaden their photographic experience of the world around them and to develop a sense of place.

Browse our gallery to see examples of work from our current Year 10s.



Breakdown of what they do over the six terms.

  • Mini project – Introduction to the basics: Aperture, spot focus, ISO, composition, shutter speeds.
  • Sustained project – Journey: taking a photo journalistic approach to a journey and using street photography as a starting point. Artists research and taken inspiration from are The Boyle Family, John Clang, Tom Wood, Stephanie Jung, Loic Vendrame, Martin Roamers and Ernst Haas
  • Mini project – Editing through Photoshop
  • Mini project – Distort: looking at the fine art side of Photography and Portraiture. Experimenting with collage, computer editing, painting and sewing over photos and distorting student’s images in a more abstract way.
  • Mock exam – Using past exam papers as starting points
  • External assignment – using starting points sent from the exam board