Overview of Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Girls study Art and Design in Years IV-V through the general Art Design option which is known as the unendorsed Course. The examination board requires one full topic and a smaller topic with topics focused on development work, experimentation in media and concepts, observation and a presentation, which is in effect the final image for the topic. The girls will visit the major London galleries.
We run a very structured framework for the first topic where girls are free to experiment with composition, style and concepts. The girls will experiment with a wide range of media including photography and computers. As part of this they will be encouraged to try new media and work on a more ambitious scale. The second short topic will be centred one of the following:- photography, sculpture, painting or graphic design.
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.