From the OCA forum: ‘many people do include all the exercises but it is not necessary. It is much more important that you reflect on what you are doing, the exhibitions you are visiting, the books you are reading, the work of other photographers that you look at in books, magazines and/or on line and so on.

It should chart your personal journey through the course rather than just be a collection of exercises, but there is no harm if it is both’. @peterjh