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The aim of the GCSE and A level Photography courses at The King John School is to encourage and inspire students to explore variety of photographic techniques and processes. Our lessons are designed to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of photography. We teach our students how to ‘draw with light’. Our aim is to prepare students with the skills and attributes they need to think creatively. Ability to understand and discuss photography’s historical and narrative potential is emphasized during the period of study.
Students are invited to work in groups as well as develop individual work.
We are committed to seeing students achieve through intellectual and practical activities to inspire confidence and enthusiasm.

Why study Photography?
Photography is not only learning how to take pictures, it is about learning to speak a new language with confidence and understanding. Photography allows us to communicate through the international language of images. Learning about photography is a worthwhile endeavour for those who are passionate about capturing images. We live in a world where technology is ever-evolving.
How can you use Photography in the future? It depends where you would like to target your career; here are some examples of jobs where you would need to use Photography skills:

  • Graphic designer
  • Magazine features editor
  • Medical illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Press photographer
  • Television camera operator
  • Advertising art director
  • Digital marketer
  • Film/video editor
  • Media planner
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Web designer

“Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham