Art KS3-5

The art department is delighted with the outstanding and excellent results.  For the 5th year running GCSE results were 100% A-C with 50%   A or A*.  These are amongst the best results in the whole country for Art & Design.  Well done to all our students. 

Our successful art department has been nationally recognised by the specialist schools trust as being one of the top performing art departments in the UK for applied art and design. We are delighted to announce that the AS Art & Design achieved 100% grade A-B with 75% achieving   Grade A.  This is fantastic and puts our department in the top 1% of the country for achievement at Art A-Level. A2 art results were also 100% A*-B and 75% A-A*                     

Sacred Heart student’s artwork has been on exhibition at some very prestigious venues including The Tate Modern, The Design Museum, The Courtauld Gallery and The British Museum. 

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

All pupils at KS3 Art in Year 7, 8 and 9 study Art for one double lesson each week for six weeks as part of the Art & Technology carousel. Pupils are set homework every week which should take around an hour.

Achievement in Art and design is well above the National average and the Art Department has very high expectations in terms of behaviour and attainment.  If you wish to support your child there are in depth guidelines and resources on the VLE.

Our art department is committed to developing the whole child and every child, at KS3 will visit a gallery or museum.  Our enrichment program is extensive and pupils visit galleries and museums as well as attend workshops.  In addition we have visiting artists and designers and this keeps courses lively and interesting.

Our extra- curricular program is extensive and we offer many interesting out of school activities.  Clubs are available   evenings and   lunch times, ceramics and pottery club is particularly popular.  Some of our pupils attend weekend and holiday courses at Museums and Galleries.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

The Art   department is delighted with the outstanding and excellent   results. Results are 100 % A* - B   For the 5th   year running and around 50 % achieving A or A*.  These are amongst the best results in the whole country for Art & Design.  Well done to all our students.

Pupils follow the AQA Art and design syllabus. Students develop their creativity, imagination and knowledge through sustained projects, which can last a term and which challenge them to develop their ideas and intentions through personal, individual responses.  They extend their practical and critical skills with more sophisticated use of materials and processes and through research tasks.  Students engage with art, craft and design in the contemporary world and from different times and cultures. Students have an exhibition to celebrate their achievements during the course.

Key Stage  5 (Years 12 & 13)

We are delighted to announce that the AS Art & Design achieved 100% grade A-B with 75% achieving  grade A. A2 art results were also 100% A*-B and 75% A-A*                     

This is fantastic and puts our department in the top 1% of the country for achievement at Art A-Level. 

Pupils study AQA Art, craft and design and there is also an opportunity to study Textiles at AS and A2.   

AS and A2 Level students are encouraged to develop ideas with much greater freedom and experimentation.  Exploration of materials through pushing boundaries and finding innovative ways of creating art works are key to the development of a personal language and understanding of the nature of Art and design.  Students will develop their own ideas for each Unit, with teacher guidance.  The courses are aimed at preparing students for subsequent study in Foundation and Design related   Degree courses.  Traditional skills including life drawing and painting are provided for Art & Design. Pupils will also learn about more technical aspects of design including textiles, ceramics and mosaics.    Critical and contextual studies are integral to all work done and students will undertake personal research to support their own practice.  Learning about Art, Craft, Design and Photography will focus on understanding the historical and cultural   influences that have shaped contemporary   development   in Art and Design.