Welcome to Art & Photography

We have a Passion for the visual arts, the work of other artists and enjoyment of the culture that surrounds us. We are a determined bunch and our students show real persistence. Our artists and photographers develop the skills and techniques of visual language but they also build up their self-confidence and tolerance and learn about self-awareness as their work progresses.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The art course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the art and photography course in Key Stage 4. Our year 7 artists have access to a wide range of art, artists, materials and processes. Working chronologically through the ages they will meet artists, designers and crafts people from all parts of the globe. This journey continues into year 8 as students learn how to paint, draw, sculpt print and use mixed media.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Sasha Blankley Second in Art

Key Stage 4

Edexcel fine art GCSE (9-1),
You will learn how to paint, draw, print, sculpt, explore materials, use your imagination and be inspired by the work of others. Produce artwork on paper, card, canvas and mixed media. Use photography to plan and develop artwork.

Edexcel photography GCSE (9-1)
You will learn how to shoot using different approaches in the studio, prepare props, light and modify your shoots, digitally create artwork and appreciate the work of others. The photography is all based on creativity and is just as imaginative as any other art course.

Art and Photography GCSE is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Alison Jackson Head of Art

Key Stage 5

Edexcel fine art A – level
You will learn how to paint, draw, print, sculpt, explore materials, use your imagination and be inspired by the work of others. Produce artwork on paper, card, canvas and mixed media. Use photography to plan and develop artwork. Learn how to create artwork with depth and skill and to push yourself.

Edexcel photography A – level
You will learn how to shoot using different approaches in the studio, prepare props, light and modify your shoots, digitally create artwork and appreciate the work of others. The photography is all based on creativity and is just as imaginative as any other art course. Creativity, imagination and risk taking is key to our post 16 photography.

A – Level Photography is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Alison Jackson Head of Art

Enrichment Opportunities for Art and Photography

Our studios are open every evening for students to continue their journey. Experienced GCSE and A level teachers are always available to coach but the main role of studio time is for the student to explore, refine, develop and grow in confidence.