Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Next Step

As we break for the Easter holidays, we look back on another eventful term at Passport to Employability, and look forward to our employees sitting their GCSE Summer exams; the next step towards employability...

Friday, 18 March 2016

New Developments

This week, our Year 11 employees visited the construction site of the new Myatt’s Field North development. Donning hardhats and hi-vis jackets, they learned about the practicalities of such a large-scale project, and about the impact that the regeneration project will have on the local area. The trip was integral to the brief to which our learners are responding for Unit 2 (Creative Project in Art and Design) of the BTEC Art and Design First Certificate.

We look forward to showing you their response to the brief in the coming weeks.

Next week, we’ll be bringing you some video highlights from this term, outlining the progress that our learners have made since Christmas, and the preparations that they are making for the academic challenges that still lay ahead.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Heart in Design

Year 11 employees spent this week presenting their art portfolios; the culmination of Unit 5 of their BTEC Art and Design course. After sitting Functional Skills Speaking and Listening exams this week, those same Year 11s are beginning to look ahead as their teachers prepare them for Summer’s GCSE exams.

Year 10 employees produced some more fantastic work for Unit 1 of BTEC Art and Design. See how they celebrated Art Practitioner Clare’s birthday…

Later in the week, they captured some of their 2D and 3D work with documentary photography.

They’ve made a great start to the course and we’re excited to see what they produce next term.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Vegging Out

In last week’s blog post, we shared some work produced by our second Year 10 class for their Creative Industries taster course. 

This week, they’ve created even more fantastic pieces!

They also began exploring the formal elements of photography. Adhering to their culinary theme, they visited Myatt’s Corner Café to capture some food-related photos. Here’s a selection of Georgia and Christiana’s work as they began to experiment with pattern, form, composition and depth of field.

The rest of our employees have spent much of this week preparing for their upcoming ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) and Speaking & Listening examinations. We're certain that they'll demonstrate how far they've progressed since their last batch of examinations.