Our Art Department teaches a wide range of artistic styles and practices in order to ensure that our students get an excellent grounding in all areas before deciding whether to pursue the subject at GCSE and beyond.

The students also develop a range of skills over time which build on one another to create the talented artists we see shining in formal exams and heading off for post-school study.

Our Year 9s have been working on a ‘Pop Art Portraits’ unit and have produced some impressive work.

Pop art movement of the 1950s to the 1970s that was primarily based in Britain and the United States. Pop artists are so called because of their use of imagery from popular culture. They also introduced techniques and materials from the commercial world, such as screen-printing, to fine art practice.

To view the students’ work on a quickfire video click here.

Lottie Hearn, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We are always looking to develop our Art curriculum and we are pleased with the work produced in the Pop Art unit. The students have enjoyed the style and applying the research, techniques and skills that they have studied.”

To learn more about Pop Art through a video click here.