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Art & Design

Art aims to give students more than just practical skills. It tries to influence the way they see, think and feel about things. It is about experimenting and searching for ways to express these ideas and feelings. Ideas are very important and Art can often convey them in a way others understand. In Art there are no correct or expected solutions; it is more important for students to concentrate on developing a good working habit.

Practical work will involve: drawing and painting; design work, printmaking, graphics, textiles, photography and opportunities for some 3D experimental construction work. We also look at and use the work of other artists for inspiration. This usually involves going to see important exhibitions.

Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3)

Through the delivery of Art and Design at Key Stage 3, our pupils are afforded the experience of a range of artistic activity, working with a variety of media, tools and equipment.  The schemes of work allow the students to experiment with drawing and painting, designing, printmaking, 3-D, textiles, graphics and ICT.

Years 10-11 (GCSE)

Examination board: AQA

Sixth Form (A Level)

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Other information

We regularly participate in national competitions and events, including the Rotary Young Artist and Young Photographer. We run trips to galleries and exhibitions and our students’ artwork and photography adorns the walls at the BMI Beardwood Hospital in Blackburn.