The Art Department provides pupils in mixed ability classes at KS3 and KS4 with exciting opportunities to explore and develop creative and technical skills. Pupils are also encouraged to appreciate the work of different cultures and artists and to express their own thoughts, ideas and feelings.In years 7 to 9, pupils follow a balanced and creative course of study in which they incrementally develop a variety of skills based on observation and imagination.All pupils are encouraged to explore a range of media and techniques, including painting and drawing, mixed media, 3D, ceramics and design work.Pupils can also participate in extra curricular art work which can involve: Art Club, set design, costume design, art work for school productions and various events and competitions throughout the year. Pupils also enjoy the opportunity to work with professional artists.The GCSE course allows pupils to build on previous experience and develop exciting, varied and personal work.