Art and Design
Every child is an Artist. The problem is how to remain an Artist once we grow up.
Statement from the Art Department
Art and Design is both a form of communication and a means of expressing ideas and feelings. It forms a language which compliments that of literary, mathematical, scientific and factually based subjects. Art is especially concerned with the development of those complex mental processes involved in visual perception and aesthetic experience. Art provides opportunity for personal expression and encourages imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation, analytical abilities and fosters practical skills. The National Curriculum gives the opportunity for studentsâ€™ personal development via a variety of programmes of study in Art and Design. Students are taught by an enthusiastic and hard-working team of highly-qualified staff, teaching groups of mixed ability, across the age range. Programmes of study at key stages 3/4/5 promote differentiation and target setting to meet individual needs. High quality of outcomes is consistently promoted across the department.