Case Study: Langley Park Girls’ School
How Langley Park Girls’ School uses Adobe Creative Cloud to enhance GCSE Photography lessons.
Langley Park is an all-girls secondary school with around 1,600 students in Beckenham, Kent. Recently, increasing numbers of students have been applying to do GCSE photography. This is despite the fact that art-based courses aren’t typically as well subscribed, because students often feel they don’t have the right skills. So, why is photography so popular? We spoke to Langley Park teachers and students to find out.
“The flexibility of Adobe Creative Cloud enables students to progress, try things out, take risks, and challenge themselves much more than they were able to before.”
Ted Fox-Joyce, Head of Visual Arts
“I envisage what I can do in Lightroom or Photoshop to that picture, and that affects how I change the model and how I position them differently.”
Izabellah, GCSE photography student
What the students say.
Feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive, and as GCSE photography student, Chloe says, “The lessons are fun because you can edit pictures in many different ways, and there’s no end to the possibilities of what you can do”. Fellow student, Phoebe, agrees, saying, “I do think the apps make it easier for us to be creative.”
“Photoshop allows you to do what you want to do with a photo and express how you want the photo to look, and you can invent yourself.”
Phoebe, GCSE photography student