The Art Area
The Art Area offers a broad course, which includes:
In Year 8 the theme is Basic
Elements in Art and World Art and in Year 9 they study Art and Artists. Both years are encouraged to develop their
creativity and to investigate their work using discussion and evaluation.
They look at the way artists and crafts people from around the world
create pieces of work and are taught how to relate the work of other artists to
Year 10 and 11 students follow a GCSE course which enables them to
continue to work in a variety of media and allows scope for individual
interpretations, ideas and methods.
Music and Drama are taught to all students during Key Stage 3. They are
encouraged to develop their playing skills and will be given the chance to learn
how to play the keyboard, compose music and take part in listening activities
within the Music Curriculum.
As students develop their skills, they develop a strong sense of
achievement as they gain confidence in performance.
GCSE Music and Drama are both offered at Key Stage 4. Assessment in
Music is bases 30% composition, 30% performance, 40% listening examination;
Drama included 40% improvisation, 20% written coursework and 40% performance.