Curriculum Art

We have fantastic resources for art and design in our new school building including a kiln room and silk screen wash.

Students studying at all levels have the opportunity to take part in competitions and go on various visits and trips.  One of our year 9 boys recently had a piece of his original artwork displayed in the Walker Art Gallery as part of the exciting Dot-Art schools initiative.  In November 2013 a group of A Level art students visited London to visit the National Gallery and the Tate.

A qualification in art can lead to future careers in graphic design, advertising, art therapy or even teaching.

Key Stage 3

Students follow the national curriculum.

Key Stage 4

At GCSE level students will have the opportunity to pursue their interests in the different mediums of this field, including sculpture, printing, drawing and graphics.  Assessment is ongoing and the course culminates with a 10 hour final exam and an end of year exhibition.  This exam carries 40% of the total marks.

Key Stage 5

We offer AS and A2 Art and Design.  The course draws on the rich historical roots of the city and its vibrant modern art scene, and students visit galleries early in their course for research and inspiration. Students explore a wide range of materials and practices including clay, models, casting and plastics.  Assessment is via portfolio and final exam piece.

Take a look at our Flickr album to see the fantastic work our A-level Art students have produced.

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LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH