Welcome to Art, part of the Expressive Arts Faculty.
Head of Expressive Arts Faculty: Mr J Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject Leader: Mrs K Whitehouse (email@example.com)
Teacher of Art: Mrs Birch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Key Stage 3
Is taught in mixed ability groups. The two year key stage 3 is mainly about skill building. Students will be given the experience of using a range of two and three dimensional materials including painting, print making and clay work. Students look at the work of other artists and use sketch books for class and home learning. Students are also involved in Artist in Residencies and after school clubs. Have a look at the website to view art work.
Key Stage 4
Is a three year course. It is a popular course and results in this area have always been excellent. In year 9 students begin working on the EDEXCEL GCSE Fine Art course. They build on the skills they have gained at key stage three and develop a more thorough working knowledge of two and three dimensional processes. Students follow project briefs and look at the work of other artists. In year 10 and 11 students are encouraged to develop a personal style and work in a chosen media. Students visit local and National Galleries, work with Artists in Residencies and take part in life drawing classes. The course culminates in an exhibition show casing the very best of a student’s GCSE work. Students have the opportunity to use the art rooms after school and at lunch times to complete and improve work. Have a look at the website to view art work.
Key Stage 5
Students are taught the EDEXCEL Fine Art course. In unit one student’s follow a course which is designed to build on skills they already have and develop new skills and processes. They work independently with tutorial sessions developing a personal style. Unit two is the examination. Students are given the opportunity to visit local and National Galleries, take part in Artist in Residencies and life drawing workshops. The sixth form have a studio in which they can work at times other than tutored lessons. Have a look at the website to view art work. The Art Department has strong links with the community and feeder schools. The Department organises students to take part in workshops both in schools and the community. Events include exhibitions, painting stage sets, Art workshops in a variety of venues and many competitions.