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Overview of the Photography Department

At Crayford Academy, we believe that the study of Design and Technology builds up valuable skills in creative problem solving, empathic understanding of others’ needs and evaluation.  Class-based group activities promote communication and teamwork skills.

Meet the Photography teachers

Name Role About them 
Mr D Edwards Head of Department 

Mr Edwards joined the Academy in 2018. He is passionate about the creative industry and the opportunities it can bring to young people. He has a special interest in Photography.
Mrs A Jago  Teacher and Second in charge of the department  Mrs Jago has been at Crayford Academy since 2013. She studied Goldsmiths University and is passionate about Art and Photography. She is also the second in charge of the department. 
Mr A McManus  Teacher  Mr McManus has been at Crayford Academy since 2018. He is passionate about Photography and Three-Dimensional Design. He is also in charge of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme at Crayford Academy

Curriculum Statement

Photography is taught at GCSE and A Level. Students are able to achieve a GCSE and at Key Stage Five an A Level in Photography 

Creativity is something that nearly all employers desire in many varied fields and is seen globally as one of our country’s strengths. The Art departments’ aim is to inspire all students to unlock their creativity and to foster a work ethic that allows them to explore a range of approaches, ideas and outcomes successfully.  

We encourage students to take an analytical and reflective approach to their understanding of methods, processes and outcomes of their own work and that of others. The subject encourages refinement of ideas so that our students understand how to develop their skills and ideas even further. The breadth of these skills, knowledge, understanding and experience will only strengthen creativity further. 

View our Key Stage 4 Photography Curriculum MapView our Key Stage 5 Photography Curriculum Map

More Information

More information about our curriculum can be found by looking at our curriculum overviews