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Art & Photography

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint”
- Edward Hopper

Character Opportunities

  • “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Francis Bacon

  • Students need to explore, seek and find out solutions and own interpretation of the world around them.

  • A supportive comment and an alternative viewpoint can help students to consider the benefits of critique within their work.
  • Sustained effort, patience and a resilience to improve, refine, modify and adapt are essential skills within the visual arts.
  • The ability to acknowledge failures as potential successes can motivate artists to producing something great – the constant strive for the need to  improving work is the biggest motivation for an artist
  • Having self discipline to manage time and work load is an essential skill for students, especially due to the fact that visual art requires a lot of time, dedication and commitment.
  • The ability to communicate with each other verbally as well as visually to understand emotion and concepts and the context of them within work enables artists to develop an awareness of communication in its broadest sense.

  • “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas

  • Passion for art and passion to create or be creative is the essence of why we make art.

Careers Links

  • Graphic/Fashion/Textile Designers
  • Photographers/Film/Television/Set Design/Product Design
  • Architect, Teacher, Printer, Animator, Art Historian

Extended Learning

  • A Level Art/Graphics/Photography
  • Diploma in Art & Design / Foundation Certificate
  • BA(Hons) / MA / Doctorate of Arts

Schemes of Learning & Materials


GCSE Subject Specification

You can find all the information relating to this GCSE Subject on our Subject Specifications page.