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Art

We offer a high-quality art curriculum which inspires and challenges students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own works of art.

As pupil’s progress through the school they will be able to think critically and develop an understanding of art and its importance in giving students a creative approach to accepting different viewpoints, adapting to changing environments and using their own initiative. Students will learn how art has shaped our history and contributes to past and present cultures.

All students will explore artists and art movements through primary and secondary sources, they will become confident in different artistic mediums through a variety of skill-based projects. This will enable them to build transferable skills for a fast-changing global market where creativity and resilience is a vital skill.

Art is part of the design & technology department.  There are two well-equipped art studios, two IT suites, students receive a high level of individually tailored support from a skilled team of teachers and support staff. .  As part of the wider facilities in the department there are also two workshops and a food technology room.   The department has a range of specialist equipment including an A2 laser cutter and numerous 3D Printers.

The qualification we study for at GCSE is OCR J171, at A level it is AQA 7202.

 

Online learning resources with links

Use the links below to visit our favourite sites.

http://www.tate.org.uk/

Examples of Modern Art

http://www.npg.org.uk/

Examples of Portraiture

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/

Examples of Contemporary Art

http://www.pinterest.com/

Inspiration Boards

http://www.thebigdraw.org/

The official web page for the world’s largest drawing festival.

Career links

Qualifications in Art and Design can lead to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • - Illustrator
  • - Photographer
  • - Animator
  • - Graphic designer
  • - Arts administrator
  • - Print maker
  • - Teacher/ University lecturer