The Sixth Form
9 September 2011
AS/A-level Photographic Materials
As I am sure you aware, AS/A-level Photography is a practical based course that requires
access to specialist materials. In order to maintain high standards and ensure that everyone
has equal access to all of the materials necessary to undertake the course, I will be providing
your son/daughter with a selection of materials across the year that will be essential for them
to complete their coursework. These materials will include, amongst other specialist items,
photographic film, photographic printing paper, digital inkjet paper, glue, pencils, erasers,
scissors, photographic retouching inks, negative storage bags.
Regrettably, due to the rising costs of materials, I would like to ask you for a contribution of
£50 towards these materials for the year. Specifically, I will be issuing your son/daughter with
size10x8 photographic printing paper, 6- 8 films, negative storage bags, and 36 sheets of high
quality photo digital inkjet paper. The only other essential purchases your son/daughter will
need to make will be sketchbooks to present their work in, and mount boards to present their
final prints on, which are available to purchase through me at cost price. All other materials
required will be provided.
Could I please ask that payment is made through ParentMail +Pay. Instructions for this were
sent to you in February, but do contact the school if you require any assistance or if you wish
to register for ParentMail. Should this not be possible, your child can collect a form from
If you have any concerns regarding this, or feel that it would be difficult to make this
contribution, please contact either myself or the head teacher, in writing.
Many thanks for your support.
Head of Photography
Beaminster School, Newtown, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3EP Tel: 01308 862633 Fax: 01308 863909
Email: email@example.com Website: www.beaminster.dorset.sch.uk
The Sir John Colfox School, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3DT Tel: 01308 422291 Fax: 01308 420036
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.colfox.dorset.sch.uk