Art is taught to all boys in Years 7 and 8 and is optional at GCSE and A Level. Art will be offered at A Level from 2017.

GCSE Art and Design provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.

We follow a two unit specification that enables students to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60% and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40%.

It is a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses such as A Level Art and Design and enhanced vocational and career pathways.