Claremont High School Academy

Art and Design

 

Introduction and Staff

 

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).

 

We have four dedicated staff within the department who come from a variety of backgrounds.

 

Progression:

We offer the AQA Art and Design specification because it allows students to explore whichever specialisms interest them and suit their skills. Giving our students the ideal training for any Art and Design field. In recent years we have had students go on to study; Graphic Design, Automotive and Transport Design, Fine Art, 3D Design, Model Design and Textiles.

It is this personalised approach which has enabled our students to go onto undergraduate Art and Design courses at a selection of internationally renowned Universities and Art Colleges including Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths and The Prince’s Trust Drawing School. This course will also help to open doors in a wide range of fields including; Architecture, Engineering, Film and Television Production and, Media and Communications.

 

Programme of Study:

During the course students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of 2D and 3D media and techniques through a series of projects. These creative projects will develop their confidence, practical skills and knowledge of alternative creative working practices. 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.

 

Key Stage 3:

Students learn core technical skills for the visual arts. Working in both 2D and 3D they will develop their skills in; drawing, composition, colour and, creating and collecting visual & contextual research. Students will explore breadth of specialisms through extended projects.

 

Extra Curricular:

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.

 

6th form:

We have a fantastic dedicated 6th Form Studio giving students the space and opportunity to develop skills and projects. Students will explore personal imagery and ideas through a variety of traditional and contemporary media in response to a range of challenging topics designed to extend creative practice. During the 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. 

  

Pupil Quote

“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”

 

Rosemary Dery

Going to University in September to study Fine Art BA Hons

 

 

 

Photos from the Art trip to Paris, 2015