Overview of Key Stage 3 Curriculum
In Years I-III, girls study art for one hour per week. These courses run on a thematic basis with one theme generally lasting for the entire school year. The emphasis is on enjoyment of the subject through experimentation, examining artist’s work and concepts and the development of cultural awareness. The acquirement of skills is important but we put emphasis on the idea that girls should have a go at things within a climate that promotes experimentation. The courses include, drawing, painting, three dimensional work and visits to galleries. Once they have completed the course, girls will have a much improved awareness of and confidence in the use of a wide range of visual elements
What makes the department unique from those at other schools?
The girls work within an environment that is tailored as much as possible to suit their personal development in Art & Design. Our studios are open until 21:30 each evening for girls in examination groups to take advantage of the excellent art facilities. Principally we think it is mainly our emphasis on experimentation within a climate of individual support that makes our Art Department unique. Amongst parents, the work produced by girls in the department is consistently noted for its originality, depth of knowledge, and special quality.