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photography imagePhotography is a popular subject, that has thrived and sent out a large number of students to Photography related careers and degree courses. The courses are taught in the new facility on the school campus, including a large darkroom and two separate Mac suites.


Students study Photography (OCR). It is an exciting and demanding subject that presupposes interest and talent. The course involves many elements of creative practice and an individual, personal response to the work is encouraged. There is a technical element to the course, with film, digital and cameraless processes explored. Throughout the course students are required to evaluate other artists' work, both visually and in written form.

A Level

At  A level, the emphasis of the course is on learning and practice of investigative skills - the process. The students all work on individual projects "creating visual meaning through lens based media by an expressive response to a personal context or social issue". 

Areas of study:

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of photography, such as those listed below. They

may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

• portraiture

• landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)

• still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world)

• documentary photography, photojournalism

• fashion photography

• experimental imagery

• multimedia

• photographic installation

• moving image (video, film, animation).

For an in depth analysis of the course and more detail on the structure please refer to the "Entering the Sixth Form" which is available as a download in the Admissions section of the website.

Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133

To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact our Deputy Heads of Admissions Nicky Davis or Katie Hiscott on 01225 831 238.

Give us a call:

Tel: +44 (0)1225 721 133

Or send us an email: for Senior School enquiries for Pre-Prep and Prep enquiries

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