Art and Photography
Director of Art - Mr Alan C Smith MA
In charge of Photography - Ms Tuppence Stevens-Lewis
The Art Department is located in the Shaw building, and offers one of the best facilities in the country. Studio's are generously equipped and used for teaching all year groups, from juniors (year 6) to upper sixth (year 13). The department specialises in Fine Art and Photography and those pupils specialising in Photography from year 9 explore Fine Art through the Medium of Photography. Pupils are offered excellent working conditions and we offer a wide variety of options through our teaching programme. These include: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Graphics, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography. Students who opt for GCSE and AS / A2 courses follow the Edexcel endorsements in Art and Photography. The department offers wide range of extra-curricular activities which meet weekly, these include Pottery, Video and specializations in Art practice.
Click on the images below to view a sample of the work produced for GCE and GCSE.
|A - level Art||
|GCSE Art||GCSE Photography|
- To develop qualities of observation, imagination, perception and awareness of visual relationships in the use of shape, line tone, colour, texture and form.
- To discover the potential of materials by exploitation and experiment through personal involvement.
- To develop in pupils a critical and visual interest in their social and cultural environment.
- To develop in pupils a self-disciplined, organised and flexible approach to their work, so as to enable them to work to a brief, and to become aware of their ideas independently.
- To develop in pupils the broadest possible concept of what art and photography can be, demanding as much intellectual involvement as possible, and to develop a rigorous creative thinking process that will harness and enable creativity to flourish.
Pupils will be expected to demonstrate and develop their experience in as many areas as possible within the two and three-dimensional disciplines.