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  • pottery

Art

The Art area is the creative hub of the school; its dedicated and talented staff provide a working environment that is both dynamic and relaxed, where students can be inspired by the exceptional work on display and have the freedom to explore and experiment with different techniques and processes.  The department is a well-resourced area with facilities for working in Fine Art, Sculpture and Textiles and art is one of the most popular options with students at GCSE.  Our excellent facilities include:

  • 3 purpose built art rooms
  • A Post-16 studio
  • A kiln area
  • A wash area for silkscreen printing
  • ICT facilities for digital photography editing

In Art and Design there are a wide range of opportunities for students to take part in activities beyond normal lesson time. For full details of extra-curricular and enrichment activities in Art, please see our ‘School Life’ section.

Key Stage 3 overview

Year 7

In Year 7, students will develop their skills in observational drawing using a variety of media, including exploring colour theory through painting. Additionally, they will experience working in three dimensions through a contextually based project.

Year 8 

Under the theme of environment, students will experiment using different media and techniques, one and two point perspective drawings and first hand observational drawing leading to imaginative personal responses. Students will also explore three dimensional sculptural work using Clay.

Year 9

To complete their Key Stage 3 coursework, students will have the opportunity to develop two and three dimensional responses. They will gain experience of a range of different media and will study at least two different artists, working under the themes of "Identity" and "Still Life".

 

 

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  • “In the vast majority of curriculum areas teachers are subject specialists and this benefits teaching and learning.” Ofsted Dec 2014