Arts & Photography

Arts & Photography


PACA’s art department has one of the best reputations in the city, and quite rightly so with an astonishing 41% of students achieving A*/A at GCSE. Feedback from Brighton Festival’s Open House event showed how impressed visitors were with the quality and volume of art that fills our school.

Results are consistently amongst the best at GCSE and A-level for art, photography and textiles. With open plan teaching spaces, an art gallery and access to specialist facilities such as a kiln, there is nothing our students can’t achieve.

Classwork is supplemented with trips that have recently included:

  • London Zoo
  • The National Gallery
  • Jerwood Gallery (London)
  • Printmaking workshops at Brighton University
  • Brighton College
  • Print making exhibition
  • Photoshoots

It’s a really creative school and encourages students to achieve their potential and to help them pursue their dreams. They also have so many clubs to get involved in its unbelievable! 

PACA Student


In Photography we cover a wide range of digital and manual techniques. This course is suited to creative students who thrive independently and who want to learn a number of skills.

The course is solely based on Digital Photography in which Photoshop is at the heart and cameras are recommended but are not essential.

Photography has been a popular choice at the Academy since its introduction several years ago. We are proud of the results achieved by our students and the high standard set. We hope you enjoy looking through our gallery at our fantastic past and present work.


 Recent student work