Art & Photography
Subject Leader Mrs K McKinlay

The Art and Design Department at Selston High School offers a vibrant, dynamic, and stimulating environment providing learners with a broad and exciting curriculum.

At Key Stage 3 pupils receive one hour a week of Art and Design education. Pupils are given the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of media from traditional painting, drawing and ceramics to art textiles, media, photography, and animation. Imaginative outcomes are produced with influences from historical and contemporary contextual studies.

At Key Stage 4 pupils can choose from GCSEs in Art, Craft and Design and Photography. The range of opportunities enables all learners to succeed and develop skills and confidence within their chosen area of Art and Design. Courses encompass gallery trips, residential visits, live briefs, and location-based Photography visits.

Facilities include two large, bright Art rooms, two kilns, two computer suites and access to a wide range of technical equipment including digital SLR cameras, specialist film making equipment and software. Pupils can also develop their skills further through exciting enrichment opportunities. Pupils are also encouraged to get involved in Arts events within the school and the wider community and regularly succeed in National and International creative competitions.

Pupils’ artwork takes pride of place within the school environment and the wider community; creative achievements are also celebrated at an annual exhibition open to the public