“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887).

Art and Design.

“I always had an interest in Art as a young child. My Grandmother was an Artist, and I was fascinated by the work she would produce- bringing life to a piece of paper. Art is a way for one to escape and lose yourself, having a real therapeutic power!! It enables young people to express themselves and communicate in forms other than spoken word or writing, allowing them to grow in confidence.”

                                                                                                            Mr Billing  Teacher of Art

Art & Design in Key stage 3 allows for my pupils to experiment in a variety of Art media, giving them the skills and knowledge to develop techniques across the artistic spectrum. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about artists and Art movements through history, as well as modern Art and how it has influenced society and culture today.

Pupils will work with paint, chalks, pastels and a range of textiles, as well as other experimental materials to create 3D works, such as Paper Mache and clay.

Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital and social enrichment is a vital part of our work at Northgate. As a school, we enter competitions and have links with the community, taking pupils to exhibitions and welcoming professional artists in to school to share their knowledge and passion for their craft with our pupils..

In Key stage 4, students will be given the chance to continue with Art & Design as an assessed subject (where appropriate and beneficial to the pupil). These pupils will be expected to work towards an accreditation, fine tuning the skills they have learnt and developed over time in Key Stage 3.

Currently, we offer GCSE and entry level qualifications- ensuring that pupils have the best chance of achieving the grade they deserve.

If a pupil expresses a desire to pursue a career in Art & Design (and its many pathways) we will ensure that they are given every opportunity to develop skills and gain the experience needed to help them achieve their goals.

The teaching is outstanding. Teachers know their students very well and fine-tune lessons to make sure everyone learns very rapidly, whatever level they are starting.”


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