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Art

Welcome to Art at St Aloysius' College

Staff

Mr. D. Doherty (Head of Department)
Ms. R. Sawyer
Ms. M. Matos
Ms. C. Sharma
Mr. R Prendergast

The Department

There are three fully functioning Art rooms in the department and we make effective use of the ICT rooms in order to develop the pupils' graphic design skills. The department will aim to enable pupils:

• To develop creativity and imaginative thought

• To develop skills as an independent learner

• To use a range of art materials with confidence, and develop visual understanding through evaluation activities

• To develop an understanding of the work of artists and designers; and how they affect us

• To develop a portfolio of work for further education or employment.

In KS3 and KS4, pupils are taught in mixed ability groups. During KS3, we aim, in accordance with the National Curriculum, to enhance students' awareness of the language of art as a form of communication and means of expression of feelings and ideas. We also aim to develop their visual perception and encourage visual literacy. At KS3, all pupils are taught Art, with particular emphasis on developing the skill of observational drawing.

At KS4, students can opt to take the GCSE in Art & Design or Graphic Design.

At KS4, students have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities designed to enhance their appreciation of the subject and its place in the world. Trips to museums and galleries form a fundamental part of this approach . This Academic Year (2011 – 2012) already, Yr 10 pupils have been on a trip to the OXO Gallery as part of The Rivers of The World project and the 6th Form Graphic Design students have been on a workshop visit to the Saatchi Gallery.

Results at GCSE are very good:

GCSE (Fine Art) = 92% pass rate (A*-C) June 2011.

GCSE(Graphic Design) = 77% pass rate (A* - C) June 2011.

The department has recently reintroduced A Level Art. Students are offered the opportunity to study A Level Fine Art and A Level Graphic Design. We currently have two groups studying for AS Levels in both these options (Year 12) and two groups studying for A2 in Year 13.

Results for the AS Examinations ( A Level) in June 2011 were very good:

AS Level Fine Art = 92% pass rate.

AS Graphic Design = 92% pass rate.

We are confident that our students will produce an equally good performance in their A2 examinations next summer.

Term Dates

Term Dates

Spring Term 2017
Friday 31st March Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 14th April Good Friday
Monday 17th April Easter Monday
Summer Term 2017
Wednesday 19th April First Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 26th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June Half Term Break
Monday 5th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 21st July Last Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Autumn Term 2017
Monday 4th September First Day of Autumn Term (Staff and Year 7 Pupils only) Year 7 to start school at 1pm
Tuesday 5th September First Day of Autumn Term (Years 8, 9, 10 & 11)
Friday 20th October Last Day of Half Term
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October Half Term Break
Monday 30th October First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 21st December Last Day of Autumn Term
Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3rd January First Day of Spring Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 9th February Last Day of Half Term
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February Half Term Break
Monday 19th February First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 29th March Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April Spring Term Break
Summer Term 2018
Monday 16th April First Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 25th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June Half Term Break
Monday 4th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 20th July Last Day of Summer Term

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News & Events...

News & Events...

We have been informed of the death of an old Aloysian Mr Denis McGarry. Mr McGarry passed away on 1st Feb 2017, aged 87 years. His body will be received into church at 5.30pm on Wed 15th Feb 2017 at St. Joseph's, Highgate Hill. Following this, his mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's at 11am on Thursday 16th Feb 2017. May he rest in peace.

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FEBRUARY 2017

MARCH 2017

  • THU 9TH - YR 9 Parents' Evening, 4pm to 7pm
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  • MON 13TH - AP3 Internal Exams
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  • MON 20TH - AP3 Internal Exams
  • APRIL 2017

  • THU 20TH - YR 10 Parents' Evening, 4pm
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    JUNE 2017

  • MON 12TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
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  • MON 26TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
  • JULY 2017

  • MON 10TH - Enrichment Week
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  • FRI 14TH - Activities Day
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  • MON 17TH - Enrichment Week
  • AUGUST 2017

  • FRI 17TH - GCE Results Day and YR 13 Enrolment
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  • FRI 24TH - GCSE Results Day and YR 12 Enrolment