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Art & Design
The art department is a lively, exciting and stimulating department. Students are taught a variety of skills such as drawing, painting, printing, ceramics and sculpture.
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Students are encouraged to develop their skills technically and conceptually. From the start they are nurtured and encouraged to think and work independently and set themselves high standards.
Students take pride in their work and generally produce work to an excellent standard. They are introduced to contemporary and historical artists and designers and encouraged to question and think about things around them. Students’ work is displayed with pride in the art department and around the school.
GCSE and A Level
At GCSE students set themselves their own themes and take ownership for their projects in discussion with their teachers. At this stage they make their own choices on media and get to explore many different processes and experimental work.
This course is extremely successful with excellent GCSE results. At A level, many of the students choose to pursue art for further education and have achieved 100% success for art college entry.
GCSE and A level students have an exhibition of their work at the end of their course. They are also given the choice to include it in the popular art auction where they experience artwork being sold in a professional outlet.
Trips and visits
Gallery trips and artist workshops are organised for all key stages. Artists in residence are invited to run sessions to enhance students’ learning and awareness of professional artists. Art clubs are run on a daily basis to support all students at all stages.
The long term plan (LTP) for each year group can be downloaded below.