Art & Design
Our aim is to enable all students to reach their fullest potential in the visual Arts. We ensure that our curriculum enables students to achieve outcomes which reflect their ability and interests and challenge them further. We deliver a general Arts curriculum based on high quality drawing, painting and printmaking skills. Art & Design teachers are specialists in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Illustration and Textiles.
Art and Design is taught to all students in Years 7 and 8. During the course students explore a range of starting points for practical work in order to develop their own ideas. Students increase in confidence with a range of materials and processes and evaluate their own work and that of other artists and designers. Many of our projects link with other subjects and students are encouraged to reflect on and respond to the world around us.
Art and Design is an optional subject in key stage 4. In Year 9, students begin a three year period of study in which they refine practical skills, learn from the work of diverse artists, craftspeople and designers and go on to develop their own creative ideas. The curriculum in Years 9, 10 & 11 is based on the course requirements of the AQA Art & Design GCSE. This general syllabus allows us to deliver a wide range of Art forms including drawing and painting, sculpture, fashion and textiles, printmaking and graphic design.