Art & Design
In Year 7 students are taught colour and colour theory with links to cultural elements. They develop a range of drawing and observational skills, taking time to use the skills in different situations. Throughout the year they have the opportunity to look at a range of artists via abstract portraiture.
In Year 8 the emphasis changes to realistic portraiture and realistic drawing. Following from this there is a move to study Pop Art and students’ research culture from the 50’s and 60’s. Finally, there is a brief based experimental project focusing on The Deep and looking at how client needs are met.
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.
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 a BTEC in Art & Design with an allocation of 2 periods per week.
Modern Facilities and Resources
The Art Department has 2 classrooms on the ground floor of the building benefiting from natural lighting. 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 enable students to explore Clay and Ceramics in many exciting and successful ways.
Extra Curricular Art opportunities
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.