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Welcome to the Falmouth School Art Department, where creativity takes center stage and artistic expression flourishes. Art, craft, and design, as some of the highest forms of human creativity, are at the heart of our high-quality art and design education. Our curriculum is crafted to engage, inspire, and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to explore, experiment, and create their own masterpieces.

Art at Falmouth embraces a practical and contextual skills-based approach, designed to foster personalization of students' experiences. We encourage students to express their creativity and individuality with confidence, shaping their artistic journey from the outset. Starting in Year 7, students embark on a journey of core technical skills in the visual elements, responding to the world around them. This forms a robust foundation that informs future learning, allowing for the broadening of skills and a deepening understanding of art.

As students progress to Year 9, they have the opportunity to follow specific routes in art, graphic communication, or photography. Many of our students choose these pathways, creating fabulous works of art before seamlessly transitioning to our Sixth Form courses.

At Falmouth School we believe in nurturing the artist within each student. Here, creativity knows no bounds, and we provide a supportive environment for students to explore, innovate, and evolve as artists. Whether pursuing art, graphic communication, or photography, our students craft inspiring works that reflect their unique perspectives and leave an indelible mark on the world.

Curriculum Overview - Art
Curriculum Intent - Art
GCSE Information - Art
Exam Board
  • OCR
  • https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/art-and-design-j170-j176-from-2016
Assessment Structure
  • GCSE - 10hr externally set task - 40% of GCSE
  • Portfolio - 60%
Revision Resources
  • https://www.tate.org.uk/
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zk7p3qt/revision/1
Career Pathways
    • Animator
    • Illustrator