Monday, 27 June 2016


Today’s post looks back on a week in which our Year 10 Creative Industries learners submerged themselves in the Creative Arts. 
On Tuesday, the cohort visited the Southbank Centre to admire and review various installations for their Bronze Arts Award portfolios.

Installations included Yoshitomo Nara’s Marching on the Butterbur Leaf at The Hayward Gallery and the Conceptual Poetics exhibition at the Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall.

Click here for Keon's reflections on the day and here for Precious' thoughts on the works of art that the group encountered.

Students also indulged in some photography to support their BTEC Art & Design and Creative Digital Media portfolios. You can enjoy a few of their shots below, taken in the Roof Garden at Queen Elizabeth Hall.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the same employees pushed on with building their Media portfolios. To the right, Christiana organises the work she has produced so far for Unit 10 (Digital Photography for a Media Product).

On Friday, the group returned to the Southbank Centre, this time to enjoy short films from student filmmakers responding to this year’s ‘Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse’ film education programme. Inspired by the work on display, our employees hope to follow next year’s programme, and to introduce their own film at next year’s showcase.

They finished the day with some observational drawing in the Roof Garden; a fitting end to a week of non-stop creativity.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Fond Farewell

Year 10 employees have a week of non-stop creativity ahead of them, as they each work towards achieving their BTEC First Certificates (Art and Design and Creative Digital Media Production) and Bronze Arts Award. 

As they get started, we look back on last week’s work, which included another fruitful portrait photography session, both inside and out.

We also said goodbye to our Year 11 cohort last week as they completed the last of their GCSE examinations. We look forward to seeing them on Results Day if not before. In the meantime, their testimonies will form part of a reflective video that we will publish at the end of term, looking back on an eventful year at Passport to Employability.

Early next week, we'll reflect on this week's focus on Creative Arts. In the meantime, follow us @Pp2eProgramme for updates on our employees' artistic explorations.

Friday, 10 June 2016

A New Angle

This week began with an expedition to Myatt’s Field Park, during which our Year 10 Creative Industries employees completed some photography and observational drawing exercises for their Level 2 BTEC First Certificates (Art and Design/ Creative Digital Media Production).

Experimenting with different lenses, shutter speeds, apertures and camera angles, they captured some beautiful shots of the local scenery.

‘As it was my first time using the SLR camera I was able to look at things like the zoom, changing the perspective of things, and using automatic or manual modes. 

I was able to see and learn new things, I had the chance to see plants I’ve never seen before and was able to capture them on camera.’ -Precious

You can enjoy a selection of Precious' photos below.

As well as producing some excellent sketchwork, Keon also practised using high shutter speeds to capture subjects in motion, whether they were local dogs or his Media Assessor!


Later in the week, Year 10 employee Christiana took the reins in her Maths lesson, leading her class through the tricky subject of angles created by parallel lines. 

She earned the title of Maths Star of the Week; a fantastic way to end our first week back!