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Welcome to the Art Department

Art and Design operates within a purpose built block which has excellent facilities. All year 7, 8 and 9 students follow a broad course covering the basic elements of colour, tone, line, shape, pattern and texture. Students work in both two and three dimensions with a wide range of media. Critical studies play an important role and students are encouraged to refer to and appraise opinions of works of art from a variety of cultures.

Students’ work is continually assessed in years 7, 8 and 9 and an End of Key Stage 3 Teacher Assessment Statement is awarded. The GCSE course offered in years 10 and 11 seeks to foster independent thought, encouraging pupils to be curious, aware and open to experimentation, whilst developing both their imagination and observation skills.

The Art department is open regularly at breaks, dinner time and after school to enable all students to explore further their creative ideas with assistance from both members of staff.