Art & Design

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.’ Pablo Picasso

Art and Design at Epsom and Ewell High school encourages students in all key stages to explore their creative identity and develop their artistic skills. Students are encouraged to investigate creative ideas, experiment with materials, analyse the work of artists and evaluate their own work taking them on a journey of discovery developing their skills not only as an artist but also an art critic.

The art department is a hive of creative activity open to all. Students are welcome to come in their free time to develop their work independently. We are very well equipped for all areas of Art and Design and there is always someone on hand to help student with their projects.

Students at KS3 study a broad Art and Design course exploring a wide range of diverse artists and techniques. At KS4 and 5 there are a wide range of options on offer allowing students to explore whatever their passion is whether it be Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles, Art and Design or Photography.

Students at GCSE level study the AQA 1-9 course of study selecting either Fine Art, Graphics or Textiles.

Students at A level can choose either Art and Design (a broad course encompassing Fine Art, 3D, Photography, Textiles and Graphics) or Photography. Many students, especially those intending to go on to study an Art and Design subject at university elect to study both Art and Design and Photography.

At Epsom and Ewell we are very proud that several of our Art and Photography students have gone on to study for Art foundation courses and degree courses at top universities.

Further information about the GCSE and A level specifications can be found here:


A Level


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