Art & Design

In Art and Design pupils are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of creative and expressive experiences in both two and three dimensions. Some of the possible areas of study are:- ceramics, textiles, jewellery design, printing, graphic design , painting and sculpture. Each girl is able to evolve design solutions and create more self-expressive fine art pieces. They are also given opportunities to observe and appreciate the work of other artists and designers through books, slides and a museum trip at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4, GCSE and then AS and A2 Levels build upon main observations, recording, designing creating and appreciating skills. Pupils are encouraged to develop a more individualistic approach to their studies and to become more self disciplined in preparation for public examinations or further education. Gallery tours and visits by practising artists are important to broaden pupils’ awareness of the rich and varied world or art.

At all levels, pupils have the opportunity to use ICT either for research or for the development of graphic images.

For those who enjoy Art there is an after school club where there are no pressures to pass examinations. Members just relax and enjoy the creative atmosphere