Students work in a sketch book where they can experiment with different media and colours. The sketch book should show how their ideas develop. As they progress through the years students work with increasing levels of independence.
Students research work by other artists and from different cultures. This research is then used to inform their own work. Students are supported in developing their subject specific vocabulary and use this when annotating their work.
At KS4 all students study GCSE Art & Design and complete 3 sets of coursework and have an external exam during year 11. They develop their techniques and skills further at KS4 and study a range of topics including abstract architecture and sea life. Last year all students achieved 100% 1-9 grade with over a third achieving grade 4 and above.
All of our year 9 are able to enter this city-wide Art competition and three students work is elected by the panel of judges. These three pieces are then voted for and the over school winner will have their work exhibited in a venue in Liverpool.