Art and Photography
The Art Department benefits from two open plan Art rooms with facilities for painting, drawing, print making, 3D work and many more materials. It encourages pupils to be visually aware of their surroundings by creating an atmosphere of creativity and a very experimental approach to Art. Their lessons are structured to be accessible to all abilities. This allows pupils to express themselves artistically while encouraging them to use their imagination. Photography is offered at A Level as an option.
At GCSE and A Level the students are able to produce coursework continuously through sketchbooks, homework and practical work from the beginning of the course gaining vital marks towards their result. In all units of work we encourage students to visit galleries and exhibitions. Additionally lessons and homework’s are constructed so students become confident, organised and happy.
AQA is our chosen exam board. Our GCSEs and A Levels enable students to realise their full potential containing engaging content. AQA also provides us with a comprehensive range of support services for teachers and students.
The Art Department takes the students out of school to regularly. Recently we have visited The Tate Modern and Britain, The National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum. We also bring artists in to the School to work with our pupils during Arts Week. In the past we have completed willow sculptures with Sara Holmes, glass mosaics with Kingston based artist Kim Porrelli and Lego artworks with Duncan Titmarsh from his company Bright Bricks. These are just some of the amazing projects our pupils have been involved with. The school really is a place to capture the imagination and inspire young people. Art clubs and workshops are a part of everyday life and our upper school pupils usually find a home in the Art department completing supporting workshops and private study. Arts Week provides the Senior School pupils with the opportunity to engage in different forms of creativity and the week-long events, visits, performances and competitions are a fantastic opportunity for pupils to enjoy and engage with new creative mediums which enrich them academically and socially.
|Ms D Carrick Ms D Carrick BA, QTS||Head of Department|
|Mrs E Shepherd BA||Teacher|
|Mrs J Double BA||Art Technician|