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Art and Design
We are fortunate enough to be living in a city that provides an inspiring culture at our fingertips. Studying in the field of Art and Design is integral to our society and the development of each human being. It encourages students to demonstrate the way in which they view the world, and encourages knowledge and learning.
At Claremont High School the Art and Design department pride themselves on providing a stimulating learning environment that encourages discovery, engages and challenges students, helping them to become more sustained and self directed learners.All students study Art and Design in year 7 and 8, after which they can choose to continue into year 9. Pupils are also able to take Art and Design at GCSE, AS and at A Level (AQA).
Staff and Facilities:
The Art and Design department at Claremont High School consists of three full-time Art and Design teachers, all of whom have a variety of specialist skills within the creative field.
The Art and Design department uses specialist equipment and computer software to aid the creative development of its students. We are also equip with a fantastic dedicated 6th form studio which gives the students the space and the opportunity to develop skills and projects.
Programme of Study:
We offer the AQA Art and Design specification because its felxibility allows students to explore and gain knowledge of alternative creative working practices whilst developing confidence and practical skills. There is a strong emphasis placed upon developing core technical skills as this acts as a foundation for all specialisms. In addition to the practical elements, students will also study the work of historical and contemporary makers through participation in gallery visits, workshops and the completion of independent research assignments.
The students are assessed against the following criteria (Please see the links below):
Key Stage 3:
Art and Design is taught through student centred activities to help establish the fundamental basics as well as building upon students core technical skills in preparation for GCSE. Students work in both 2D AND 3D, developing skills in drawing, composition colour and creating and collecting visual and contextual research.
Students will explore breadth of specialisms through extended projects.
Key Stage 4:
Key Stage 5:
At Key stage 5 students will work on highly personalised projects, where they will explore imagery and ideas through a variety of traditional and contemporary media in response to a range of challenging topics designed to extend creative practice. As part of this 2 year course students will build a portfolio of personal work, which can be used to support their application for undergraduate, Art, Design, Craft, and Engineering programmes. Assessment is be carried out by external assignment and examination at the end of the second year. Further information regarding the course can be found via the links below:
We offer the opportunity to take part in many trips in and around London as well as a trip abroad. These trips are an opportunity to see internationally acclaimed galleries and museums both locally and in other countries. Our trips have been enormously successful in previous years and give students a new perspective to bring back to the studio.The Sagrada- Familia was just one of the highlights of this years 6th form visit to Barcelona
“My experience at Claremont 6th form has been an excellent preparation for studying for my foundation at Kensington and Chelsea, I learnt to work independently and be able to discuss my work with others”
Going to University in September to study Fine Art BA Hons
Photos from the Art trip to Paris, 2015