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Photography A Level at Ashfield School

Course description

Component 1: Personal Investigation- 21 College Weeks (3 Weeks out of College). Self-set investigation into a theme/genre of the student’s choice with target setting to support that you will be expected to: Plan and complete regular Photo Shoots. Work in your own time to complete the Independent Study Assignments. Work independently and in groups. Visit exhibitions. Present your work clearly in your workbooks. Complete all of your work to deadlines.

Individual research is important at this level. You must use supervised study time wisely and be prepared to plan your own photographic shoots on location. There will be limited availability to use V2 & the darkroom outside of your timetabled lessons. 60% of the total A Level marks.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment– 12 College Weeks (3 Weeks out of College) to build a study from a set starting point. This ends in a 15-hour exam period over 3 days. 40% of the total A Level marks, which is externally moderated.

Entry requirements

A GCSE equivalent to five passes at grade 6 or above (including English) or other related Level 2 qualifications OR by interview.

Future opportunities

Degree Courses in Photography, the Visual Arts or Photographic Technologies, Gallery management & curating. Possible employment or apprentice posts in the above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashfield School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years