Art is a tool for communication; it reflects societies, records history and the shifting trends and values of cultures throughout history.
At Freemen’s we look at what the world outside the school can teach us about learning and incentivising the individual. Our well qualified and inspired teaching team have created a disciplined, professionally equipped and ambitious department that mirrors the school’s expectations of high standards and achievement.
Whilst our academic results are excellent we focus on our students learning experience in a wider sense for the individual and their community. We support and promote the development of learning programmes that suit pupils as individuals and their different learning styles and ways of thinking
Integral to our teaching are the contribution of visiting artists and practitioners alongside gallery visits. Students are encouraged to become independent in their exploration of the rich and varied resources to be found London’s museums and galleries.
Art is taught from Year 3 through to Year 9. Students wishing to continue their art education can then develop skills in Fine Art, Sculpture, Printmaking, Textiles, Ceramics, and Photography up to GCSE. In the Sixth Form we offer Fine Art GCE and the two year linear Cambridge Pre U diploma.
The Art department is an environment that is constantly humming with activity. In free periods and at lunchtimes, pupils are welcome at all times to participate in a range of clubs and work on their own projects.
Many of our former students have been successful in their applications to a variety of Higher Education degree courses in the Creative Arts.
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