20 December 2013

Cadbury College hosted a visit from a local school recently to give pupils an insight into the photography courses on offer at our Kings Norton Campus.

Year 10 pupils from Turves Green Girls School tried their hand at photography to explore ideas for their up and coming GCSE Art project, which has a ‘Humans’ theme.

The specialist sixth form college, which runs AS and A2 photography courses for 16-18 year olds, has dedicated facilities including studio space and professional cameras. Pupils got to spend time in the college’s photographic studio working with props to create professional shots. They also explored different lighting techniques; creating a range of shots using low key lighting and torches.

Julie Swinsco. A Level Photography teacher at Cadbury Sixth Form College, said: "The focus of the session was to gain inspiration for their next Art project. Working in small groups, the pupils tried out different techniques and generated a number of photographs which will use to develop their GCSE artwork".

Sarah Barton, Head of Expressive Arts Faculty and Art & Design Co-ordinator at Turves Green Girls’ School, said: “The taster session was extremely useful and gave an insight into what studying at college might be like. Our pupils really enjoyed the session, especially the opportunity to work in a photography studio with professional equipment that they do not have access to in school. We were able to work to a theme of our choice to fit in with our next GCSE project".

Cadbury College offers a range of taster sessions to Birmingham schools. If you would like to discuss how your school could work with Cadbury College, please email [email protected].uk or Tel: 0121 458 3898.