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.


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.