• Sixth Form Leavers' Mass - NEW date 24th May at 2.15pm. Please feel free to join us for this celebration.
  • Half term revision sessions for Y11 - Timetable here
  • Y6 Transition Days, 1st and 3rd July - please come in current school uniform
"Love of

Art

 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
Pablo Picasso

As a Specialist Arts College, awarded Gold three consecutive times by the Arts Council, we are very proud of our art department. We allow pupils to express their own feelings, beliefs and creativity through the experiencing and creation of their own and others' art work.

The school showcases our students work through Art Shows and has strong links with visiting artists who run workshops for both GCSE and A-Level students.

We also offer a lively extra-curricular programme which is well attended by all ages and abilities. 

We aim to encourage all our students to fulfil their creative potential here at BWH. Students are given the opportunity to work in a range of scale, materials and techniques in investigative and experimental ways. We aim to ensure that art is both a challenging and enjoyable experience. At KS3 there is a focus on developing good drawing and painting skills as well as learning three–dimensional skills in a variety of materials. These skills are assessed at regular intervals and built on each year. Sketchbook work is introduced and continues to be built on throughout the two years.

At GCSE in 2018 89% of students obtained a Grade 4 or above pass.

Head of Department:  Mrs H Cooke       -             HCO@bwh.staffs.sch.uk

Other Teachers in department:  Mrs Harding and Miss Matthews

 

Art at GCSE

Art at A-Level