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Photography AS Level at Ashfield School

Course description

Component 1: Coursework Portfolio– 21 College Weeks (3 Weeks out of College) 60% of the total AS marks. Component 1 consists of 8 projects:

1. Experiments with Light: Photograms and Pinhole Cameras – 3 Weeks.

2. Portrait Photography: High key/Low key Studio using DSLR Cameras – 2 Weeks.

3. Street (documentary) Photography using DSLR Cameras – 2 Weeks.

4. Landscape Photography using Film SLR Cameras – 3 Weeks.

5. Album Cover Assignment (Mock Exam) using DSLR Cameras – 2 Weeks.

 6. Creative Studio Photography using DSLR Cameras – 2 Weeks.

7. Independent Study – Documentary and Exhibition Research (Private Study) with a two-week Photo Assignment

8. Extended project - 4 Weeks.

Component 2: (40% of total AS marks): Externally Set Assignment– an 11 week period of preparation leading up to an externally marked 10 hour exam.

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: 1 year