Art and Design is taught throughout Key Stage 3 to enable students the opportunity to not only gain practical and technical skills but to develop their understanding of creativity as a valuable skill in all walks of life. Students study many techniques and processes, including drawing; painting; digital collage; ceramics; Batik, various printing processes, sewing techniques and textiles construction. The topics are then enhanced by in-depth studies of artists/movements/designers relevant to each project. Through this broad approach to producing Art, Craft and Design students build on artistic and intellectual skills, but also develop self-discipline, respect and independent learning.
GCSE Art, Craft and Design and GCSE Art Textiles
At GCSE students can choose between Art, Craft and Design or Art Textiles courses depending on their interest and skills. Both courses offer students the opportunity to be creative and develop skills in different techniques and processes. Students are required to produce a portfolio of practical work that demonstrates their skills and complete a practical examination at the end of the course.
A Level Fine Art and A Level Art Textiles