On one of the only sunny evenings in May, pupils, parents, staff, governors and donors joined the mayor of Stockport councillor Wendy Meikle for a preview of our GCSE and A-level Art exhibitions.
The exhibitions are the culmination of our pupils’ coursework and controlled tests, with the amount of work they put into their art being very much in evidence.
The standard of work was universally high, with all our artists showing understanding of their chosen media, development of their own personal style and a strong foundation in draughtsmanship.
Pupils across the year groups are encouraged to draw on personal experience and the environment around them as well as looking at established artists, resulting in very varied and individual work.
The pupils have also been able to use various trips as source material, from the Religious Studies trip to Auschwitz and the Art tour in the US, to London gallery visits and architectural drawing trips around Manchester.
Beyond the school’s exhibition rooms, William Robinson, Martha Vernon and Bryn Rogers were selected to have their work displayed at the Lowry as part of this year’s Living Edge Schools art competition, while William, Katherine Weeks and Arabella Kasler had their work displayed on the Saatchi Gallery website as part of their prize for schools.