Overview of Key Stage 5 Curriculum
In the Sixth Form, many girls choose to study Fine Art at A level. At AS level, girls take two units, consisting of a coursework portfolio and a controlled assignment. The latter includes preparation work carried out over a period of weeks leeding up to the final examination.
AT A2 level, girls again undertake two units, including a personal assignment and a controlled assignment. In the first, girls choose a topic of interest and work towards completion throughout the term. While the work is predominantly practical, the girls will be required to complete an essay relating to their chosen topic.
During both years, girls will participate in regular visits to both local and London galleries to help expand their scope and exposure to the subject.
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.