Head of Faculty: Mrs L. Caddell
The Art Department gives pupils the opportunity to practise or study a deeply rewarding subject – a subject which will take them far beyond the narrow confines of any exam specification, and that will in time become an interest for life.
We teach, from entry level, a traditional approach to art and pupils are given a strong grounding in the basic skills of observational drawing (which includes weekend life-drawing classes). These skills provide the basis for individual creative development in the Sixth Form where pupils can choose between four separate Art A Levels – Painting and Drawing, Ceramics, Photography, and History of Art.
As pupils develop as creative individuals they will be exposed to a wide range of art from the beginnings of recorded history through to the present day. We offer a full programme of trips – from a yearly visit to Glasgow to study the architecture and design of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, to the main galleries and museums in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff – and an annual trip abroad to Europe or North America.
The Art School is centrally located on the school site and is a wonderful building with many large and light studio spaces and two galleries for exhibitions of pupils’ work and a continual programme of exhibitions by professional artists, local and national.
A Level Results – Art (Fine Art)
A Level Results – History of Art
A Level Results – Photography
GCSE Results – Art