Art and Design
In Dyson Perrins Art is a popular, thriving and successful subject with two full time members of staff. The Art Department consists of three well equipped rooms for general art activities as well as containing specialist facilities for Ceramics, Textiles and Glass.
The aim of the department is to encourage all students to enjoy making art by stimulating creative thinking and learning and giving students the opportunity to work independently to develop enquiring minds. Art is compulsory in years 7 to 9 and optional in years 10 and 11 and the Sixth form. In addition to timetabled lessons there are lunchtime and after school sessions available to aid the progress of the student's work. At GCSE and A level/Btec there are a number of research trips organised which enable students to gain first-hand knowledge to progress their work.
We currently follow AQA at GCSE and Excecel at A Level/Btec.
For more information please contact the Head of Art at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art & Design KS3
Art is an integral and valuable subject in the broad and balanced curriculum offered to students at Key stage 3.
Students experience a varied programme of themes and activities and are involved in exiting inspirational projects which encourage independent learning and progression of their work. During each project students will develop their observational skills and study the work of contemporary and traditional artists, craftspeople and designers and cultures. They will learn how to use a wide range of materials and techniques resulting in a final piece, this could be a drawing, painting, print, sculpture, mixed media piece.
Art & Design KS4 - KS5
At Key Stage 4 Students work in an encouraging but challenging environment. They learn to foster and promote independent resilient and imaginative learning whilst completing 2 units of coursework, followed by an examination at the end of the course. The coursework units are designed to cover all key aspects of the assessment criteria whilst allowing for the emergence of the students own style and identity.