|Key Stage 3|
At Key Stage 3 students work on developing key art skills such as drawing and painting over two years. They also get the opportunity to explore printing and working in 3D. Students work in an A4 sketchbook and produce supporting studies on A3 paper relating to a theme. Homework is often contextual research and observational drawing practise.
|Key Stage 4|
Key Stage 4 is where students get more opportunity to work independently, to a theme that is set both by the teachers and the Edexcel exam board. The main objectives for students to meet are based around artist studies, experimenting with materials, observation work and producing large scale final pieces of artwork. Students will produce 3 projects over the 3-year course and the course culminates with a 2-day practical exam in year 11. The art department likes to celebrate the success of the students by having an annual exhibition usually held in the main school hall.
GCSE students are invited to attend the Art Café every Tuesday after school where they are given the opportunity to mix with other GCSE students across all of the Art endorsements and share ideas and work on their projects, whilst enjoying tea and biscuits!
See what students are creating in the Art, Textiles and Photography departments on our SHS Instagram site.
Considering a career in art and want to find out more click on any of the following:
|Animator||Stained Glass Artist||Architect|
|Graphic Designer||Medical Model Maker||Photographer|
|Curator||Fashion Accessories Designer||Illustrator|
|Examination Board: Edexel|
|Key Stage 5|
Despite an EDP error in her age, Lizzie Revell takes top honours in a national photographic competition!