Mr Robert Joinson – Subject Leader for Art. Mrs Rebecca Tushingham – Teacher of Art. Mrs Anne-Marie Bellamy – Art Technician.
At Key Stage 3 students work on projects which are designed to explore a range of media, processes, themes & skills. Each project gives the students the opportunity to develop analytical and expressive skills whilst increasing their knowledge and understanding of the nature of Art through exposure to the work of artists, crafts persons and designers. Students are encouraged to enjoy their experience of Art activities whilst developing their critical and evaluative skills
We currently offer the AQA GCSE in Fine Art which allows students to follow a foundation course where they explore a range of techniques and produce work towards their two units of coursework. Students are encouraged to explore their own creative responses. The controlled test is the culmination of the GCSE course. Students respond to an externally set task question paper and develop their ideas over a 3 month period. Students then have 10 hours to produce a final piece which is produced under exam conditions.
We also currently offer the Edexcel BTEC award – students complete 3 compulsory units and 1 optional unit. The students are given vocational briefs and deadlines to meet and we are able to choose the optional unit as a school. This award is equivalent to a GCSE grade.