Friday, 29 April 2016

Studio Time

This week, Year 10 employee Keon led a studio and exterior photography session as part of Unit 10 of BTEC Creative Digital Media Production (First Certificate). 


Working in a small-scale studio environment (complete with backdrop and lighting rig), Keon used Maths teacher Mr Kerr as his subject.

He experimented with different lighting setups and focal lengths, producing a contact sheet and then printing a selection of his best work.

‘I now understand how you can use lights to get different effects. The under lighting gave a really dark and mysterious effect on his face.’ -Keon

Keon repeated the process for an outdoor shoot, this time utilising the modelling services of Exams Officer Mr Samuels.

‘I understand now how you can use a reflector board to get rid of shadows and darkness.’ –Keon

Now that Keon has completed his camera tests, we look forward to him fulfilling the brief for this unit by creating photography for a specific digital media product. In the meantime, you can enjoy some of his best work below. 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Family Ties

Last week, we contributed to a new display at Park Campus Academy, where the Parallel Learning Trust is currently based. The display illustrates the growing family of academy schools of which Passport forms a new and exciting part. We’re excited to see this family of schools grow in the coming months.

We’re thrilled to announce that Year 11 employee Tyrese has earned our first GCSE certificate of the year. 

We can’t wait to see the rest of our learners begin to fulfil their potential as we move into exam season.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Return to Form

Our first week back saw some of our Year 10 learners begin their BTEC (First Certificate) Creative Digital Media Production course, capturing photographs that demonstrated their understanding of formal elements.

They've also been learning more about the creative potential of a Digital SLR camera (adjusting shutter speed, aperture etc.). We look forward to showing you the fruits of their experiments soon.

The week was also marked by our Year 11 employees sitting a 10 hour exam for Unit 2 of BTEC (First Award/Certificate) Art and Design. Over the course of two days, they worked stringently to exam conditions, producing creative responses to their stimulus.

All learners have been sitting yet more practice papers in advance of their impending GCSE examinations. As the exam season begins, we invite you to take another look at our most recent video, in which our employees look to the future and take their next step...