Art

Departmental Vision

The art department is committed to providing all students with a quality arts education. We offer unique opportunities for students to reveal their potential, express ideas, develop imaginations and investigate a wide range of images and artefacts. We encourage personal expression, imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking and powers of observation. The art department strives to create an interest, curiosity, enjoyment and confidence when exploring the world of art and design.

KS3 Overview (what is taught in KS3)

All schemes of learning are devised using the national curriculum.
Art students in YR 7 focus on observational drawing and projects are based around the visual elements.
Art students in YR 8 focus on techniques and media. Students are introduced to a cultural theme ‘Day of the Dead’ – Mexico.
Art textiles students in YR 7 have developed ideas and outcomes based on Funky Food.
Art textiles students in YR 8 have developed ideas and outcomes based on Urban Illustration.

KS4 Overview (what is taught in KS4)

Art, art textiles and photography are taught following the OCR criteria. Students are required to produce a portfolio of coursework. Students must produce evidence of 45 hours of work created in a controlled environment.
An external project is set at the end of the course with a 10 hour exam.

KS5 Overview (what is taught in KS5)

An art, craft and design course is offered at KS5. Which allows students to explore a range of techniques, methods and processes but specialising in their chosen disciplines.

Career Opportunities

Art Teacher
Fashion Designer
Graphic Designer
Photography
Illustrator
Fashion Buyer
Ceramics
Surface Pattern Designer
Advertising
Costume Designer
Graphic Designer

Extra Curricular Activities

Lunchtime art clubs are organised daily.
After school art clubs are organised for KS4 and KS5 students.
Holiday art clubs are organised for KS4 and KS5 students.
Artist in Residencies.
Art Visits.
Local and National Competitions.