Within the six Art and Design studios in the Richard Bull Centre, our pupils have the freedom to develop and express ideas creatively through a range of materials and approaches.
Guided by our experienced team of specialist teachers, who are practising artists in their own right, all pupils from Lower 1 (Year 6) to Form 3 (Year 9) take part in a programme of practical arts following the IB Middle Years Programme.
Large numbers of pupils take one Creative Arts subject to GCSE level. There is a wealth of choice available, including printmaking, textiles, painting or three-dimensional design, exploring architectural design, interior design and sculpture.
In the Upper School, students follow one or more of our A-level or IB Diploma Visual Art courses as part of a broad programme of study, whilst some specialise in the creative subjects in preparation for an arts-related career. History of Art is taught through the A-level Art: Critical and Contextual Studies (CSS) course, where the emphasis is on learning about and writing about art, building a confidence to find your own voice when talking about visual imagery, with a focus on curation, the art market, galleries and museums, which is a key aspect of Art as a whole.