Why study Art and Design?

The Art Department has a very diverse teaching staff that is both art and design trained. Thus the course is broad and challenging. 
The project briefs allow opportunities for visits to galleries, life drawing, an introduction to computer use for Art, Photoshop, photography, painting and sculpture amongst others. 
This is a real opportunity for true creativity and students are expected to fulfil high expectations within the brief outlines. In support of this, the Art Department runs an ‘open door’ policy and encourages students to use the facilities during their free time - not just for timetabled lessons - and can offer a studio area primarily for the use of AS/A2 students.

Course Requirements
  • GCSE Art and Design *A-C or GNVQ Art and Design 
  • commitment to hard work (a requisite) 
  • a healthy interest in visual imagery 
  • an openness to new ideas
  • a desire to gain a greater understanding of the subject through research, investigation and experimentation
Course Outline
    The course will be brief-led where we explore different aspects of art and design.
    As well as visual research you will explore the work of artists and designers, putting it into context. Consider why art and design is produced and gain a greater understanding of the preoccupations/interests of artists/designers.
    • Fine art, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture
    • Fashion, Textiles
    • Graphics, Illustration 
    • Photography
    • Design
    How the Course is Assessed
      A mixture of annotated coursework, both tutor-lead and self-directed, as well as externally-set assignments. These take the form of research on a brief, theme or topic, leading to experimentation.

      Links to Careers
        Graphic Design, Textile Design, Film Making, Film Directing, Car Design, Artist; Teacher, Animator, Product Design, Ceramicist, Illustration, New Media

        Links to University

        Entry into an Art Foundation Course via the use of a portfolio with a view to specialising after the foundation year in a number of areas including:
        • Printmaking
        • Textiles
        • Graphic Design
        • Ceramics
        • Illustration
        • Fine Art 
        Syllabus: Art and Design
        Examination Board: AQA
        More Information: Mrs S Arkorful -