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Photography AS level at The Bushey Academy

Course description

The practical and critical/contextual applications of photography. You will learn how to use cameras and methods of manipulating images using Photoshop as well as studio photography.

Course content

Units to be studied :


  • Unit 1, Coursework Portfolio (80 marks, 50% of AS, 25% of A level)
  • Unit 2, AS Externally Set Assignment (80 marks, 50% of AS, 25% of A level)

Entry requirements

First and foremost, a keen interest in photography and image making is needed. Candidates ideally should have a C grade or higher at GCSE Art or Photography.


The course is assessed formatively using the current four GCE assessment objectives. You will be provided with both verbal and written feedback with regular targets to improve your skills and performance. Each year concludes with a timed practical examination set by the examining board.

Future opportunities

Photography combines well with Art and Media Studies subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bushey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year