Head of Art Mrs A Gregory
Teacher of Art & Teacher of Technology Mrs L Misra
Teacher of Art Miss K Gregory
Art is an exciting and enriching subject, and in the Art Department our students are challenged by a wide range of creative experiences. In this successful and flourishing department, the members of staff are committed to offering a safe but stimulating environment which enhances learning and allows students the opportunity to express themselves in the study of historical and contemporary artists. In broad terms, the main aims of the subject are to ensure that every child regardless of race, gender or ability, has the opportunity to develop and achieve within a strong, caring and supportive environment.
Practical experiences result in many new discoveries which enable the students to gain the confidence and the competence to express themselves successfully in an extensive range of materials and contemporary technologies such as video/digital photography and electronic imaging.
We teach in mixed ability classes throughout Key Stages Three and Four. All students are given the opportunity to excel and develop individual ideas to reach their full potential. Differentiated material is produced and regularly reviewed to ensure that we meet the needs of all our students.
In Year Seven, students have two Art lessons a week and in Years Eight and Nine, students have one lesson a week.
Students opting for Art in Key Stage Four have three lessons a week and we offer an unendorsed GCSE course.
Each mixed ability teaching group presents us with a range of potential capabilities. Our aim is to provide strategies which encourage all children to develop their creative potential as fully as possible. Students who demonstrate a very high level of understanding and creativity in the subject are offered extended stimulus activities and challenges at lunch time and after school.
In Key Stage Three students complete two practical tasks per year; they produce sketch book work and a final outcome for each.
In Key Stage Four students produce a portfolio of work worth 60% of their final grade and sit an external examination worth 40%.
We involve students in both peer and self-assessment throughout the tasks and work is continually teacher- assessed.