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Art and Design

In Art and Design, students can explore their creative side. They benefit from specialist teaching that helps them develop high-quality, meaningful artwork.  They also experience a diverse curriculum, which includes sculpture and ceramics, printmaking, painting and drawing, photography and digital media.

Art is compulsory for all girls in Years 7 to 9 where we teach them in spilt-classes to ensure they get a high level of one-to-one help. GCSE, A Level and IB are very popular optional choices where we follow the AQA syllabus. 

Our Art students have an outstanding academic track record. In 2016, 100% of our students got A*/A at GCSE and 100% A*/B at A level. In addition, 100% of girls who applied were accepted onto the Art Foundation Courses of their choice.

The Art Department consists of three, large purpose-built studios, a darkroom, computer suite and extensive library.

Find out more about the AQA GCSE in Art and Design.  

Enrichment and extra-curricular

We have an open-door policy which sees students from all years working alongside each other at lunchtimes and after-school.

A rich extra-curricular programme includes a Year 7 Art Club, Photoshop Club, ‘Paint Pals’ Charity link, ARTiculation competition, Athena art workshops and Sixth Form life drawing classes.

We also run regular art trips to London to the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Saatchi Gallery and Frieze Art Fair, among others. Closer to home we have strong links with the Arnolfini and visit many local museums and galleries.

Girls regularly enter major Art competitions and enjoy great success in these. For the past two years our students have won first prize in the Senior Schools’ Art Exhibition at Bristol Cathedral. The tremendous work our students produce is showcased each year in our annual Art Show.  

Redmaids' High School
Infant & Junior

0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Bristol BS9 4DP

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Bristol BS9 3AW