Art & Design
Art and Design allows students to develop ideas and skills in the visual arts. This subject allows students to explore themes that interest them and therefore encourages self expression and idea generation. This learning area is valuable in developing students’ patience, perseverance and gives them opportunity to have new experiences.
Our Art and Design classroom is equipped with a variety of materials in both 2D and 3D disciplines. Prompts are given but where possible the students are given choice in what themes they explore and how they want to express this visually. Students will have access to different techniques and materials such as clay, paint, dry media, screen printing and marbling: all to give them tools with which to explore and express their ideas.
Students are encouraged to take initiative and be organised by preparing and clearing away their areas.
Year 11’s have the option of studying a Level 1 or Level 2 BTEC First in Art and Design, whilst Year 9’s and 10’s will achieve short courses such as the Arts Award and AQA Unit Awards.
For the purpose of Post-16 destinations, this qualification shows that the student has ideas, can work to briefs and produce a portfolio of work, showing an incredible amount of self-discipline and hard work. It would allow a student to go on to study any creative based subject at college; or enter a creative industry as an apprentice; as well as showcasing their development of life skills like idea generation and independence.
Teacher of Art & Design