"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint" - Edward Hopper
Learning to look carefully and express yourself visually as well as through writing and analysis. Learning about artists and art movements from different times and cultures to enrich students knowledge and understanding of the world
60% coursework completed in Year 10 and first two terms of Year 11
40% externally set examination in Year 11 (8 weeks preparation during lessons and for homework )
10 hour exam completed over two days in term 5
We are regularly involved in community projects, specifically with project Motorhouse, and the Thanet young artists festival in association with Thanet Rotary Club. We work closely with the university for Creative Arts to encourage student aspiration to attend university through attendance of school based workshops and invitation to holiday workshops and summer schools. We organize visits to Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate and have practicing photographers working with our GCSE groups. This gives students an insight into the world of commercial arts based practice.