We are the Art Department of The Grey Coat Hospital, a girls comprehensive school with boys in the sixth form. Our philosophy is to encourage students to create high quality, personal art work and to engage in the amazing opportunities we have as a result of our location in central Westminster.
Starting in KS3 and continuing at GCSE, students build skills and develop their own ideas for projects and are encouraged to be independent through the use of open-ended independent class and homework projects. At A level students work in an experimental way in practical workshops in response to briefs set by the teacher. This approach enables students to realise their intentions and to own their ideas. All students at A level are introduced to the life model through weekly life drawing classes. We have an open-door policy in the Art department with students from all years working alongside each other at lunchtimes and in after-school clubs.
As a small department so we enjoy taking opportunities to work with outside agencies to expand our department. We train two Art PGCE students from Goldsmith’s, University of London per year.
See KS3, GCSE and A-level tabs for curriculum information.