Photography is unlike other visual arts in that it begins with a world full of things rather than with a blank slate. Photography is more an art of selection and translation rather than of invention. It is a hybrid form of art informed by science, social science and the humanities. It could also be said it is the most diverse and democratic of the visual arts. This is designed to captivate you both creatively and intellectually.

We follow the A level AQA Art & Design – Photography endorsement.

Students are introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. They will explore new technologies and resources relating to Photography and a wider range of art and design.

Students demonstrate evidence through practical and critical activities which evidence an understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Students are assessed on the four assessment objectives:


Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.


Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops.


Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.


Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.