The main purpose of the Art & Design course is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to enable you to respond in a personal and creative way.
The Art Department staff devise and implement projects which encourage you to:
To view student work visit Arts Showcase
A minimum of five GCSE subjects at grade 4 or above. A grade 4 or above in an Arts GCSE is preferable but not essential.
|Component||Method of Assessment||%|
|Coursework||Internally set, Internally marked, Externally moderated||60%|
|Externally Set Assignment||Externally set, Internally marked, Externally moderated||40%|
You are also expected to keep up to date with current exhibitions by visiting galleries and making sketches and studies in your sketchbooks. There is a small yearly charge (currently £25) levied on this course to pay for all necessary materials to successfully complete the course.
The Art Department has very high expectations - we believe that everyone can be an artist and that every student has the potential to produce work of the highest standard!
On the Art course, you will get the chance to explore all aspects of Art & Design. You will gain experience in painting and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, textile design, animation, digital photography and Photoshop. We don’t have a “house style” and we cater for all approaches from figurative to abstract to conceptual - you could even invent a whole new art form!
The Art Department is situated in a new well equipped, purpose-built complex consisting of three specialist rooms.
A high percentage of our students go on to study at Art College. The diversity of the course makes it ideally suited if you are intending to go on to Foundation Art & Design and degree courses specialising in many aspects of Art such as Fine Art, Illustration, Fashion/Textiles, Film/Animation, Ceramics, Graphics, Furniture, Interior, and Jewellery Design.
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"To be an artist is to believe in life" ~ Henry Moore
"Art is a line around your thoughts" ~ Gustav Klimt