Art and creative learning can have a positive impact on young people helping to raise self- esteem and confidence.
Through Art education we aim to provide an environment in which pupils can develop the ability to express themselves artistically.
Learning new skills will enhance and contribute to their creative thinking.
Through creative expression they will develop problem solving skills and resilience.
Students in KS3 are introduced to a variety of new skills and a range of different media in which to complete their art work. Students study the work of different artists and are given opportunities to learn new techniques. They are encouraged to communicate their own ideas
through a variety of learning experiences.
Here are some examples of KS3’s final pieces of Under the Sea topic linked to SEMC which shows plastic bottle pollution in the ocean, inspired by the work of Vincent Scarpace.
They have been focussing on colour theory, mark-making and painting skills. Take a look at some of the excellent work, well done KS3!
Artists are invited in to work with the students in conjunction with Hampshire Cultural Trust. Here are some examples of students’ photography pieces led by an artist from Hampshire Cultural trust. The students enjoyed learning fun skills of photography such as light painting, speed shutters, aperture and much more!
At KS4 students have the opportunity to take art as an option subject and follow the full GCSE course, where they have the opportunity to develop and explore their personal interests in art and design. Visits to galleries such as Southampton City art gallery and places of inspiration such as Art in the garden at Hilliers Arboretum are organised throughout the year. The GCSE qualification consists of a portfolio of course work plus an externally set task which culminates in a 10 hour exam usually run over two days.