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Art and Design

The study of Art and Design plays an important role at Radnor House Sevenoaks Senior School. We pride ourselves upon caring for the individual and developing his/her talents and skills.

Pupils quickly gain confidence developing their creativity and imagination through sustained activities.  These help them to build on and improve their practical and critical skills and to extend their knowledge and experience of materials, process and practices.

The emphasis is focused on developing good drawing skills, using a broad range of media. At the end of Year 9 they can select Art and Design GCSE as one of their options.

Pupils engage confidently with art, craft and design in the contemporary world, historically and culturally worldwide.  They become more independent in using visual language to communicate their own ideas, feelings and meanings.

Areas covered in the Curriculum KS3, KS4 & KS5

  • Textiles
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Design
  • 3D work
  • Mixed-Media
  • Photography
  • Contextual Studies

Examinations offered AQA  Board

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • A Level Fine Art

Activities and Visits

KS3

In Key Stage 3, pupils visit Dulwich Picture Gallery for a practical workshop led by a professional artist.  Pupils also experience working alongside an art historian who shows and explains many of the wonderful collections of paintings in the gallery.

Pupils also visit All Saints Church, Tudeley with the RE department looking, at the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and attending a short lecture by a specialist who explains the work and history of the church.

GCSE

Visits are organised to London based Galleries and Museums. There is also a visit to Kew Gardens for a day of drawing and photography. These days support and inform the pupils’ work being created at school.

A LEVEL

For our A Level students, taster days are organised at UCA.

We also regularly organise visits to various locations for drawing such as Kew Gardens, Borough Market, the City of London, Galleries and museums.

Art enrichment led by our current Art Prefect.

Specialist artists are invited in to run extra curriculum activities.

Our end of year exhibition takes place in our Sixth Form Centre where pupils’ examination work is exhibited. This event is well attended and all are welcome.

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