Key Stage 4 is where students get more opportunity to work independently, to a theme that is set both by the teachers and the Edexcel exam board. The main objectives for students to meet are based around artist studies, experimenting with materials, observation work and producing large scale final pieces of artwork. Students will produce 3 projects over the 3-year course and the course culminates with a 2-day practical exam in year 11. The art department likes to celebrate the success of the students by having an annual exhibition usually held in the main school hall.
GCSE students are invited to attend the Art Café every Tuesday after school where they are given the opportunity to mix with other GCSE students across all of the Art endorsements and share ideas and work on their projects, whilst enjoying tea and biscuits!
See what students are creating in the Art, Textiles and Photography departments on our SHS Instagram site.
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