- To give all students the opportunity to create Art using a variety of media.
- To develop students’ awareness and knowledge of the work of other artists.
- To develop each student’s ability to draw in a variety of media.
- To give all students the chance to express ideas through visual language.
- To increase students’ awareness of the visual language of Art and how it can be most effectively used to communicate ideas.
- To achieve the best possible exam results for all students.
- To support and advise students as they explore University and future career options.
- Superb facilities in the well-equipped Art studios.
- Specialist dark room with black and white and digital photography equipment.
- Well-equipped ceramics studio and kiln.
- Dedicated departmental IT / Art library.
A Level Curriculum
At A Level, students follow the Edexcel Fine Art course. This comprises two components of coursework: A personal investigation (with supporting contextual studies essay) and an exam paper given at the start of Year 13 exam year.
- In the Sixth Form we offer Art A level to those having gained good qualifications at GCSE. Students will extend the skills and techniques learnt previously through practical work.
- The Department consistently gains excellent examination results and high ‘value added’ scores.
- Students regularly progress to Art Foundation and good universities to read Architecture /Design based subjects.
Co-curricular, Enrichment, Extension and Support
- Year 12 and Year 13 students have their own Art studio where they can work and display their work.
- The Art Department offers Life Drawing one night per week in the Autumn term as an opportunity to further develop and refine drawing skills.
- Year 12 have a one day workshop with a visiting professional artist each year.
- Year 12 and Year 13 students attend a one day lecture in London to listen to and engage with artists talking about their work.
- The Department runs short study courses to European cities to visit galleries and museums. In recent years, these have included Amsterdam, Berlin and Venice.