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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Art or Photography

Art or Photography A Level

The course delivers a broad based Fine Art or Design curriculum, with clear emphasis on experimentation and development of skills.  The course will challenge students to further explore their practice, while challenging pre-conceived ideas.  Through looking at the work of others you will gain an understanding of the value of art and design as well as through your own personal journey.  You will complete the work with a Portfolio of work that will assist you in your applications for Universities or Colleges.

Exam Board – OCR

Course summary:

Component 01: Personal investigation  60%

Learners should produce two elements:

(i) a portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus, devised and provided by the learner or centre

(ii) a related study: an extended response of a guided minimum of 1000 words.

Component 02: Externally set task  40%

Students are provided with a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. A response should be based on one of these options.


What skills will I gain from studying Art or Photography?

Alongside a range of practical arts skills, art students should also have good observational, analytical and research skills, including the ability to solve problems creatively and work well both independently and in groups.

Possible future career paths?

Fine Artist


Photographer - from weddings to advertising, photojournalism to fashion



Graphic Designer

Arts Administrator


Teacher / University Lecturer

Where can I find out more information?

 Mrs Tibbatts:

See attached leaflet below.

Specialities and Awards