Year 7

Students work on investigating the visual elements of line, tone, colour, pattern, texture and shape. We explore Art of other cultures such as Mexico and ways Artists convey meaning in their work by distorting marks, colours and shapes.

Year 8

Students explore some of the 20th century’s most important Art movements such as Surrealism and Cubism through portraiture and landscape

Year 9 Art and Art Photography

Our pre GCSE students develop their skills through a series of workshops in term one which give them the confidence to work on GCSE units with a real understanding of creative processes and GCSE techniques. A crucial part of this year involves investigating other Artists and Photographers.

Year 10 Art and Art Photography

Our GCSE y10 students follow a coursework unit called ‘Sense of Place’ which includes visits and working outside in the coastal environment of Dorset. They are developing their drawing, painting and 3D skills to create a personal final response using a range and combination of media.

Year 11

In their final year of GCSE the students complete their independent sustained project in term one to complete their course work folio which is worth 60% of their grade and then begin their final ‘exam’ project in January in which they need to develop  their ideas to a theme over a period of 8-10 weeks, followed by a 10 hour final piece completed as a final exam. This is worth 40%.