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Photography A Level at Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Course description

OBA provides the ideal environment to study photography.

We have a well-equipped studio with professional lighting, and a number of Apple Mac computers with Photoshop and Apple Aperture software.

Students have access to Nikon SLR digital cameras and the course guide is available on iBooks.

Course content

Photography requires you to be creative and develop your own expressive ideas in a range of different ways.

A Level Photography requires you to be independent and self-motivated with good computer skills. You will need an SD Card. An SLR digital camera would be useful as would an external hard drive.

To view an online exhibition of students’ photographs visit our A Level photography website:

Photography offers you an opportunity to work on research and creative developments of ideas. This course complements other creative advanced level subjects such as Art, Media, film studies and English, but also has links to history, politics, sociology and psychology.




  • The qualification is based on 60% Coursework, which is digitally produced using Pages software,
  •   40% via an eight hour (AS Level) or twelve hour (A Level) practical exam.

Future opportunities

Photography encourages and develops creative thinking and independent learning which can be applied across the academic and vocational sectors.

Further information

Many students go on to study the subject either on a foundation course or straight into degree level, while others choose to set up their own business.

Students take routes as diverse as fine art, photography, architecture, graphic design, illustration, film studies and animation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Bushfield Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years