We aim to:
Help and encourage all students’ to enjoy art!
Help all pupils to develop their creative potential to the full and to produce lovely art work! To this end the curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students’ and not just the talented few.
Help pupils to understand other artists and develop an appreciation of the amazing visual world around them!
We hope the curriculum is as stimulating and exciting as possible. It is aimed at broadening the creative experience of all pupils, developing artistic skills and helping pupils to understand their own work and that of other artists.
Years 7, 8 and 9
Pupils are given termly projects focusing on a theme. We hope this will encourage an enthusiasm for Art, the development of skills, an awareness of techniques and the understanding of other artists and cultures. Activities will include, at various times; drawing, painting, printmaking, Art History, collage, sculpture, ceramics and computer art.
Years 10 and 11
The GCSE course consists of three projects and an exam project. We follow the AQA board syllabus. The workshops focus on; ceramics, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Students in Year 10 can take part in a three day art trip to Paris.
Years 12 and 13
A level Art is highly successful at St George's. Each year 80% - 90% of the 60 or 70 students’ that take the subject habitually gain an A/ A* grade. We offer three discreet endorsements at A level. Each is a separate qualification in its own right. Students can opt to do one or more of the following:
Each area includes a series of projects that encourage individual development and acquisition of creative skills. There are a number of contextual Art trips; one to Tate Modern and the other to Florence