Head of Department: Miss S Ogden
The Art Department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of three teachers, who are all subject specialists and a part time technician. At Key Stage 3, students study art for one lesson a week in year 7 and 8.
In Year 7, pupils develop their artistic knowledge using a sketchbook and learning skills in drawing, colour theory and painting. In year 8, students have the opportunity to explore themes through art textiles, graphics and fine art.
We offer three GCSE courses of Fine Art, Textile Design and Graphic Communication, which are popular option choices usually consisting of two fine art groups, one to two textile groups and one graphic communication. These courses offer the development of specialist skills, which can lead to building knowledge and skills for design related careers.
At A- level, we offer Fine Art, Art Textiles and Graphic Communication with all subjects developing work through a course work portfolio.
A personal investigative study enables students to develop their own interests at A-level.
GCSE results are excellent with Fine art A*-A 80% , Art Textiles A*-A 68% and Graphics A*-A 65% and all students achieving A*- C.At A’ level Art Textiles 100% A*-B, Fine Art 100% A*-D
The department is open plan with three classrooms, gallery space and a 6th form art studio.
We celebrate our students’ work with an annual art exhibition and fashion show at the end of the year. Work has been exhibited at local restaurants and cafes. Trips have included the Walker Art Gallery and the Tate Liverpool.