Art Scholarship | Year 9 | 13+
With its excellent pupil to staff ratio, St Edmund’s School can guarantee its Scholars the personal and professional attention that their talents deserve.
The highly prized title of ‘Scholar’ exemplifies pupils who contribute to the whole of school life but will take advantage of the many extension opportunities to develop their academic abilities. Our specialist, dedicated teachers nurture this enthusiasm, inspiring pupils to reach greater heights.
St Edmund’s School is renowned for the superb standard of its Art Department, which encompasses various material-based studies under the following headings:
Fine Art: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media (2D and 3D), digital photography and computer graphics.
3D Design: ceramics (modelling, sculpture, pottery)
Photography: film and digital. Conventional darkroom techniques as well as computer-aided approaches. Pupils also have access to a purpose-built studio.
Consistently high grades at GCSE and A-level have secured places for our pupils at leading universities and colleges of Art and Design.
Art Scholars in their GCSE and A-level years benefit from visits to exhibitions. The Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Royal Academy, the National Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery are frequent venues. Sixth Form pupils usually spend time studying and visiting the major international galleries. All these visits generate research into the work of artists, designers and art movements that are an essential part of the course. Work by pupils is featured in public exhibitions and there are permanent displays of their work throughout the school.