Our broad and varied course provides the opportunity to develop technical skills, inventiveness and critical awareness. Students are encouraged to see, think and make. Emphasis is placed on drawing as a means of recording and communicating ideas and students are encouraged to explore a variety of media areas: painting, textiles,printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, ICT and lens based media.
Special features of the course are:
optional drawing classes after school
curriculum gallery trips and optional study tours abroad
artist in residence/community projects
occasional opportunity for involvement in design for creative arts and theatre productions
GCSE art at grade C or above (exceptions are sometimes made).
This combination of practical work and theory produces an A level which is respected by universities. Coursework will form the basis for a portfolio needed for entry to Art and Design related courses, for example:architecture, foundation course,history of art, fine artpainting andsculpture, photography, graphic design, industrial design, ceramics, jewellery, furniture design, fashion, fashion marketing, textile design.