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Examples of students’ work above

Art

Art  opens  up  new  ways  of  seeing  and  develops  creativity, explores values, deals with feelings and sensibility, appreciates cultural diversity and develops both physical and perceptual skills. “Creativity is not a special faculty with which some children are endowed and others are not but a form of intelligence and as such can be developed and trained like any other mode of thinking…..it requires discipline, previous experience and a firm grounding in knowledge.” The Arts in Schools 1982

Valuables in school

Students who study GCSE or A-Level Photography are allowed to use their own cameras. Cameras should be delivered to the Photography Department at the beginning of the school day where they are stored safely under the school’s care. All cameras should be collected from secure storage before 3pm. We regret that we cannot take liability for cameras on the way to or from school.

Design and Technology

Design and Technology contributes to the education of pupils in ways which are both unique and which also supports or uses knowledge gained in other curriculum areas.

Pupils experience, investigate and overcome problems (usually of a practical nature) which are often unfamiliar to them. This involves them in planning, investigation and decision making activities which will lead to the making and testing of a solution.

The variety of skills and techniques and the ability to create and manufacture requires the facility to appreciate the whole of a problem in scientific, mathematical, economic and ethical terms. The need to communicate verbally (with precision), graphically (with simplicity and clarity) and through modelling all reflect the manner in which the subject draws together the whole curriculum.

At its most modest it enables children to acquire basic skills, knowledge, simple concepts and some ideas of a design situation. At a higher level it covers the hierarchy of the cognitive domain (including synthesis) and offers a most significant contribution to the development, at a high level of effectiveness, ability (attitudes, value judgements etc.) and the psycho-motor activities (precision skills)

 

Teachers:

Dr J Barkat (Head of Department) barkatj@crispins.co.uk

Ms A Rutili (Leader in Art & Design Department)

Mrs A Beglin

Mrs A Hollands

Ms Y Ismail (Leader in Art & Design Department)

Ms T Rolph

Mr J Topple