Textile Design

The Textile Design exhibition of GCSE and A-level work is exhibited in the Mansion in the Albany and Charlotte rooms. Last Thursday evening parents were very proud to see the excellent work produced by year 11 and 13 students. The A-level students exhibited their Personal Investigations, which explored a wide range of diverse themes of their choice including: ‘Greek Mythology’, ‘Human Anatomy’, ‘Mental Health and the ‘Planets’. They constructed exceptional outcomes which included dresses, a jacket, a corset, a screen, and an installation. Some students are extending their skills further and pursuing degrees in fashion and textile design, and others are undertaking arts foundation courses next year. The GCSE pupils displayed a brilliant range of amazing textiles, garments, and wall hangings which were the result of their hard work over the last two years. If you have not seen the exhibition please come and visit this Saturday on Gala Day.

Art and photography

This year the art and photography department are show casing work from the year 11 GCSE art and design course and work by students who studied on the A Level Fine art and photography courses. There are a range of artworks on display from drawing, collage, print making, painting, sculpture, photography, instillation and digital art. We are delighted with the quality of art work and photography pupils have achieved considering their experiences of working from home at times through the pandemic. We wish all of our pupils every success for their future and look forward to welcoming a number from the GCSE course back to study A Level art and photography. A majority of our A level artists and photographers are going on to study an art related degree at university next year and we look forward to hearing about how they get on and feel proud to be part of that creative journey as their teachers.