The aims of the Art Department
It is the intention of the Art Department at Shebbear College to provide every pupil with the opportunity to discover the pleasure of looking at and making of art with a view to enrich the quality of their lives.
In line with the aims and objectives of the national curriculum, examination boards and that of the College we enable all pupils to fulfill their potential.
Forms 1 to 3 have the opportunity to discover a full range of art from pottery to textiles. These projects tend to be of a shorter duration and vary to maintain enthusiasm. From Form 4 and especially in the examination years at GCSE and A Level pupils are asked to attempt to write their own schemes of work if they have an art project in mind they would like to pursue, thus giving them positive ownership. Our pupils take on board the following points of action and regularly achieve grade A to A*.
Our Art Department comprises two large art studios, a pottery studio with kiln room, a textiles studio, woodwork room, ICT suite, screen printing equipment as well as a cylinder and roller press.
With large studios, excellent equipment and materials, all of our pupils have a tremendous opportunity to fully develop their artistic skills and interests.