Head of Department: Mr G.N.Radbourne
The Art department accommodation in the Newton Block comprises:
- One main art room and a Sixth Form area where Fine Art practices including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking take place.
- Sixth Form extended study rooms.
Students are encouraged to explore and experiment with their ideas and imagination in response to a variety of starting points at all levels. Integral to students making artwork is the development of awareness and understanding through looking at art and making informed judgements and opinions about what they see.
Key Stage 3 represents a foundation for examination courses. Pupils are expected to embrace a wide experience of art and design that will develop their handling skills in a variety of media and build knowledge and understanding through creative activity.
At GCSE and A Level, students are given the opportunity to further develop their interest and abilities within a Fine Art and Digital Art specialism, with a large proportion of A Level students choosing Degree or Foundation courses in Art for post 18 education.
There are exhibitions of examination work throughout the department and around the school enriching the student experience.