Welcome to the Art and Design Department

Welcome to the Art and Design Department webpages.

We believe Art to be critical in developing awareness in students of modern and historical visual culture. Students will create significant art objects by employing an inner compulsion to create. These objects will be of personal value and show an awareness of our own and others’ visual culture. Students will build their self-esteem through their own enjoyment during creating these objects and the pleasure of reward in the successful completion of their endeavours.

In Years 7,8 & 9,  students follow a careful programme of study designed to build up a wide range of practical creative and analytical skills. We will provide KS3 students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to express themselves fluently at GCSE level.

To ensure a high achieving and inspirational department, we have built and will further extend imaginative, exciting, enjoyable and thorough projects. We extensively cover Edexcel GCSE Art syllabus requirements. The department also aims to deliver professional intensive and productive lessons that incorporate high expectations of all students. Our variety of behavioural management strategies enhance and progress student learning whilst creating aesthetically pleasing art objects.

Essential Art-specific and other language skills are developed and extended in all year groups. This includes ICT presentations, individual and group student presentations, group discussions of artwork and student questioning as well as confidence building exercises. This increases students’ ability to fluently discuss their own and others’ artwork.

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