What will I study?

The OCR A-Level Photography course is designed to encourage learners to develop skills, creativity, imagination and independence based on personal experience, taught skills and critical understanding. Learners show this by studying in a range of areas including portraiture, landscape, documentary and creative photography. Students will also complete a personal investigation in this course developing their own ideas from artist influences.


How the course is assessed (AS-Level)

Externally set exam project resulting in 10 hour final piece – 100%.


How the course is assessed (A-Level)


Controlled assessment & Personal study essay – 60%.

Externally set exam project resulting in a 15 hour final piece – 40%.


What does it combine with?

Photography A-Level would complement courses in English literature, media studies and technology.


What can it lead to?


Careers as a Photographer, Photoshop editor, Animator, Illustrator, Designer or working in Marketing.


You may be interested to know…

We have a specialist studio and computer suite along with enough cameras for you to rent out for projects such as the landscape project.

Entry requirements


Art, photography or English GCSE grade 5 or above.