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At King's College

Our ethos is one of helping pupils to work to their strengths and we support pupils in their diverse creative endeavours.

Mrs Simpson, Art Teacher

The benefits of taking a creative subject are many, from developing manual dexterity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to relaxing and improving wellbeing. Importantly, pupils develop their visual literacy and ability to observe and understand the world around them, and can independently develop ideas and formulate creative solutions.

Mrs Schmidt, Head of Art
 

Why Study Art & Design?

With the creative industries being one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the UK, there has never been a better time to study a creative subject. Fine art is thriving at King’s, with consistently good results and the A level course we offer aims to stretch and challenge creative minds. It will develop not only practical skills in relation to drawing and painting, but also many transferable skills.

Pupils studying fine art at A level learn to be self-disciplined, self-critical and confident in the way they approach their work. We have fantastic facilities spread over four floors and Sixth Form pupils have their own spaces to enable them to work independently throughout the week. 

Fine art is thriving at King’s, with consistently good results and the A level course we offer aims to stretch and challenge creative minds. It will develop not only practical skills in relation to drawing and painting, but also many transferable skills.

Students studying fine art at A level learn to be self-disciplined, self-critical and confident in the way they approach their work. We have fantastic facilities spread over four floors and Sixth Formers have their own spaces to enable them to work independently throughout the week. 

 

Fine Art at King's

A level fine art combines well with most subjects and pupils often enjoy the balance of a hands-on, coursework-based approach alongside their other academic subjects. All our teachers are themselves practising artists.

Studio-based practice is contextualised with educational trips to galleries and museums and provides pupils with the opportunity to engage directly with art and design. 

As well as visiting key galleries in the UK such as the Tate Modern and the Saatchi Gallery, we have an annual trip abroad to destinations such as Vienna, Paris or Barcelona. Every year we have pupils who move on to study art related courses at university. These include art foundation, interior design, architecture, photography, fashion and more. 

Mrs CA Schmidt

BA, De Montford University
Head of Art

Mrs AJ Simpson

MA, University of the Arts, London
Art Teacher

Miss AK Sampson

BA (Hons), City & Guilds of London Art School
Art Teacher

Mrs AJ Winn

BA, University of Plymouth
Art Technician
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