Art & Design

Examination Board: AQA

What is covered?

Students will develop practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of: relevant materials, processes, technologies and resources, how ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts, how images and artefacts relate to the time and place in which they were made and to their social and cultural contexts,  continuity and change in different genres, styles and traditions, a working vocabulary and specialist terminology.

Why study Art and Design at SGS?

Many businesses benefit from having a creative mind as part of their team. We teach you to be innovative, experimental, enquiring, and flexible. If you enjoy being creative and practical, then this course will give you very useful skills and a great deal of personal satisfaction.

What skills can I gain from studying Art and Design?

A highly developed sense of creativity and design capability together with the skills needed to produce work both outstanding and intriguing. You will be given the skills necessary to be able to choose the most appropriate media when tackling a piece of work which could include; oils, pastels, gouache, watercolour, mixed media and also photography combined with digital manipulation.

What career paths would this subject be suitable for?

Career options include, advertising, architecture, stage design, interior design, fashion design including management and journalism, photography, product design, the film and television industry, the full range of fine art industries, conservation, art teaching and lecturing.

What trips occur during the course?

Students regularly visit the National Gallery, National portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert museum. Trips to Barcelona and Madrid are also being planned.