Members of the Department
Ms Davison (Head of Department)
Art & Design challenges students to develop their observational skills and creativity. Investigation, experimentation and self-expression are prized at all levels, and this ethos helps students as they learn how to express their innermost feelings and perceptions visually.
Key Stage 3
There are a wide range of opportunities available within the subject area, which supports students working in 2D and 3D, fine art and design. This includes:
- graphic design
- textile design
- lens-based media
- critical and contextual studies
- 3D design
Studying art and design can provide students with unique skills of investigating, realising, experimenting, developing ideas and problem-solving. They also develop an appreciation of the work of artists and designers from a range of cultural backgrounds.
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
UNIT 1: THE CORE PORTFOLIO (CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT/ CLASSWORK)
In the portfolio the pupil has carried out a minimum of 45 hours work (including research) under informal supervision over a period of four terms.
UNIT 2: WORKING TO A STIMULUS. (EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT)
A minimum of 15 hours spent producing preparatory work; and a final outcome that candidates must complete within a set a set period of 10 hours and that they must carry out under controlled test conditions.
Key Stage 5 (GCE)
The revised CEA GCE Art and Design specification is available at two levels: AS and A2. Students can take the AS course as a final qualification or as the first half of the A Level qualification. Students who wish to obtain a full A level qualification must also complete the second half of the course, which is referred to as A2.
Students study the CCEA specification.
Animator, Ceramics designer, Community arts worker, Exhibition designer, Fashion designer, Fine artist, Furniture conservator/restorer, Furniture designer, Glass blower/designer, Graphic designer, Illustrator, Industrial/product designer, Interior and spatial designer, Jewellery designer, Makeup artist, Medical illustrator, Museum/gallery conservator, Photographer, Press photographer, Printmaker, Production designer, theatre/television/film, Textile designer, Web designer