Extra Curricular - Art

After School

Art Club (Thursday 3.15-4.30pm): A range of activities within the club offer pupils of all abilities the opportunity to try their hand and develop their artistic skills using a wide range of materials and media, including those not normally used within lesson, as well as traditional drawing and painting.

Pupils from different year groups (7, 8 & 9) exchange ideas, explore and experiment with techniques, materials and tools.  Artworks are undertaken individually as well as group collaboration projects. The facilities are also available to students who may wish to complete class project work or extend their learning experiences within the broad spectrum of the arts.

 

Key Stage 4 Catch Up Sessions: The facilities are open every afternoon after school, except Fridays, to all Year 10 & 11 Art students who may wish to catch-up and complete coursework.  Please check with your art teacher which rooms will be available.

 

Stage Set Club (October-December): The school production is held every year and assistance is required with scenery and props for the show.  Full details will be available in September; speak to your Art teacher if you are interested in helping.

 

Trips

Year 10: Tate Modern - a fantastic chance to enhance our Year 10 students knowledge and inspire their creativeness.

Subcategories

Key Stage 4 - Art Specialisms

At Key Stage 4 we offer Art options in four specialisms. The exam board for all four is EdExcel.

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Assessment

60% coursework - made up of a personal portfolio. This portfolio will include evidence of artist studies, experimenting with materials and processes, recording ideas and creating personal responses to themes set by the teacher.

40% exam - includes 8 to 10 weeks of reasearch and development, followed by a 10 hour practical exam. You are expected to be prepared for the exam and enjoy spending two wholes days working on your own art.

Progression routes

A-Levels, National Diplomas and Degrees in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Fashion, Architecture, Ceramics, Illustration, Thretre Design, and much more.