Art & Design
Art is a popular choice for students in KS4. We have an excellent record of working with our students to achieve good results helping them to take the next step in their career into further education or other career routes. Creativity is encouraged through many student lead and fun activities.
We are proud of our students’ achievements
A wide variety of creative artwork is produced with students encouraged to use a range of art materials and techniques in both KS3 and KS4, including:- ceramics, print making, collage, sculpture, painting, 3D design and Photoshop. Other opportunities in Art are provided during our annual ‘Arts Week’. Students’ art work can be seen on display both in the department and around the school.
Exciting courses provided in Art & Design
Students in KS3 study Art & Design for 3 periods a week as part of a rotation between Art and Technology. Students opting for Art in KS4 will study either a GCSE or a BTEC in Art & Design with an allocation of 3 periods per week.
Modern Facilities and Resources
The Art Department has 4 classrooms on the upper floor of the building benefiting from lots of natural lighting. The new rooms provide some additional space for students to be able to produce larger scale and ambitious works when required. The Art Terrace provides access to an outdoor space without the need to leave the building. The department is generously equipped with two MACBook trolleys, a laser printer, digital SLR cameras, and digital visualisers. A state-of-the-art Kiln and in-house expertise enables students to explore Clay and Ceramics in many fun, exciting and successful ways.
Extra Curricular Art opportunites
Our dedicated Art staff provide an Art Club which runs at least two evenings per week and is open to all students, and is particularly popular with students in KS4. KS4 students are also welcome in Art rooms at lunch times on most days. During Year 10 Art students are given the opportunity for a fun visit to London where they take a memorable ride on the London Eye and visit both the National and Tate gallery where they see first hand many of the art works they study.