Sixth Form


Art

Overview

Many graduate employers seek to recruit people who are lateral thinkers and creative problem solvers. These qualities are natural to artists and designers and therefore make them an attractive asset, particularly to the UK creative industries sector. This sector relies on people who can think differently, formulate questions and solve problems.

Curriculum

Lower Sixth: AS Qualification

Component 1 – Portfolio of Work

  • 96 marks   60% of AS

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment

  • No time limit Preparatory period + 10 hours supervised time
  • 96 marks   40% of AS

Upper Sixth: A2 Qualification

Component 1 - Personal investigation

  • 96 marks  60% of A Level

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment

  • No time limit Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time
  • 96 marks  40% of A Level

Educational visits and extra curricular activity

Art pupils will be able to take part in trips to major UK exhibitions. There are also visiting artists and crafts people during lunch time and all pupils have after school access to the Art room and its facilities.

Rooms and resources

The Art Department also welcomes visiting artists into the classroom and students have the invaluable opportunity to work alongside a range of practitioners, extending their knowledge of techniques and applying new skills. The Department is housed in 3 purpose built rooms including a designated 6th form studio. Pupils have access to computers, a scanner, cameras, a kiln, a printing press and sewing machines.


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