Art Department GCSE and A Level exhibitions

In May and June of this year Grosvenor's GCSE and A Level Art students celebrated their achievements in the form of their annual end-of-year exhibitions: once again our students produced an exciting variety of artwork in a wide range of media, as well as of all shapes and sizes.

The A2 theme set by CCEA this year was 'Extraordinary' and once again our students rose to the challenge and came up with some highly inventive and personal responses. Ciara Otuokere drew from her recent trip to China with the school and based her project on the 'extraordinary' cultural experience she had enjoyed. Lauren Kelly, meanwhile, looked closer to home and based her project on the 'extraordinary' connections between the generations of her own family. 

The AS students began the first year of a new Specification and they were set the theme of 'Layers' as a starting point for their work. Rachel Simpson based her work on 'dreams' and the complex layers of memories and daily experiences which inform and combine in our dream world. James Martin, on the other hand, looked at the layers of his family and produced an installation where the influence of his Granny played a central role.

GCSE students were given the theme of 'Structures' this year and they also produced some exciting responses in wire, ceramics, textiles and fine art media. 

Well done to all of the pupils who produced work of such a high standard throughout the year, as well as their teahers - Head of Art Mrs Blair as well as fellow teacher Mrs Denvir-Watson, without whose expertise, encouragement and cajoling the pupils would not have performed as impressively as they did.

We look forward to many more exceptional pieces being produced within the Art department during the academic year 2017-2018.

Year Twelve pupil Kirsty Millen proudly displays her work during this year's GCSE Art exhibition.