Art and Design


Art and Design gives the students an added dimension to their academic and sporting studies. 

This subject helps pupils to develop artistic skills, creativity, imagination and independence. It encourages pupils to cultivate their own ideas and use a variety of mediums and tools in order to carry them out. The practical tasks will help to further develop their fine motor skills and tactile experiences as well as extend their abilities to listen and follow instructions. Pupils are encouraged to expand their ideas about art and to value art as a means of self expression and decoration. 

They have the opportunity to study a basis of art history and to show an appreciation of the work of an artist. They will visit art galleries and have opportunities to work with a variety of experts.

Pupils will have opportunity to develop skills for using every day tools and equipment. This will further improve manual dexterity, co ordination and spatial awareness which are crucial to their capabilities in so many areas outside of the art room. 

At Key Stage Three pupils will study modules of work such as the formal elements, portraits, landscape, still life and print making. They will use mediums such as clay, pastels, acrylics, charcoal and Mod Roc. Tactile materials are used in a variety of ways to make Art accessible to everyone.

At Key Stage 4 a variety of accreditation suites are used including Entry Level, GCSE and Arts Award. Pupils build up a portfolio of work and take an activity based exam. It provides an alternative and exciting way of learning as well as extending skills that can be utilized in other areas of the curriculum and in extra-curricula activities.