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Photography AS and A level at Frome Community College

Course description

Year 12 (AS)

Component 1

You will explore a range of photographic techniques and processes to develop a portfolio of work, using a broad starting point.  Use and control of good lighting and composition is a key focus of this unit – and throughout A Level Photography. Students respond to a number of photographers and other influences to form their own ideas to develop this portfolio of work and to conclude the project through personal outcomes. 60% of the Year 12 work could be used to support A Level over two years

Component 2

The Year 12 exam is issued at the beginning of February. You will select a starting point from the questions available and complete a portfolio of work by the end of April – including a final outcome.  Exam – 40% of the AS mark


Year 13 (A2)

Component 1

Personal project: Students are expected to generate their own ideas and themes to create a highly personal project. The work also focuses on preparing portfolios to cater for the needs of students applying for higher education or professionally. The work is accompanied by a 1,500 – 3,000 word essay to justify the project.  Coursework – 60% of A Level

Component 2

This exam follows a similar format to the AS level. It culminates in a 15-hour controlled test in which students create and complete a final outcome at the end of the exam period. Exam – 40% of A Level mark

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including English and/or maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Frome Community College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September