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 Art & Design

Welcome to the Art& Design page. The Secondary department comprises of Mrs Philips and Mr Fairbrother.

Art & Design is a vital and thriving subject at Dukhan English School and it is always noted by visitors how incredibly high the standards are. We have a high profile, as many learners have work exhibited around the school and our displays are regularly updated and admired by all.

The Art & Design department at Dukhan prides itself on making art meaningful, enjoyable and accessible to all learners. We provide a unique means of self-expression, whilst promoting the confidence and desire in the learners to produce work of substantial quality. In order to achieve these objectives, an understanding of the formal elements of art is essential, together with technical competence in a wide range of media. Practical demonstrations are central to the teaching ethos of the department providing an effective means of introducing new skills and techniques whilst generating confidence in the learners.

Qualified Art & Design teachers in dedicated studios teach all our learners, introducing them to different materials, techniques and Artists. During KS3 the schemes of work ensure that every student has multiple opportunities to demonstrate and enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding enabling progression through the level descriptions for Art & Design.

The Edexcel Art & Design GCSE course is a challenging option, demanding a large amount of dedication and commitment. The department is justifiably proud of the results achieved by the learners. The GCSE course leads to Art & Design at AS and then A2 Level, which is more thematic/stimuli driven, allowing individuals to make Art & Design that reflects their own concerns, interests and issues. With the increasing student numbers and staff expertise we expect this subject to go from strength to strength.