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Welcome to Art

The Art Department consists of four teachers. We teach all key stages and deliver GCSE Fine Art, GCSE Art and Design, BTEC Art and Design Level 3.

The Department has a history of successful results. Results in August 2012 were 95% A-C Grades in GCSE Fine Art and throughout the last decade, this is a figure that has been sustained. Examples of past and present GCSE and Sixth Form work are displayed all around the school.

The Art and Design BTEC groups had their results verified in August 2012. Both Level 2 and 3 qualifications saw a 100% pass rate with a considerable percentage of both groups achieving merit or distinctions.

It is the department’s aim to ensure that all students enjoy the subject and attain their highest predicted grade. This is achieved by all staff delivering a curriculum through a range of disciplines, meeting the needs of the learners.

There are after school classes from Monday to Wednesday where all pupils are welcome to attend. Thursday’s classes are reserved for Key Stage Four and Five students who are on one of the Art Courses. Students are encouraged to work outside school hours at Key Stage 3; this is achieved via home learning projects. Key Stages 4 and 5 students are given an individual program of home study. In addition to this, 6th Form Students are commissioned to produce paintings for the school. Pieces that are particularly noteworthy are the painting of John Henry Newman (displayed in reception), was completed by NATHAN HOLTOM and the nativity painting (displayed in the Chapel), completed by SHANNON HARRIS.

All of the students who applied for university last year attained places. We have heard from them recently. They are coping well with the rigour of study and they are very much enjoying university life.