Fine Arts fosters personal development through the General Studies course, with talks from numerous outside speakers including lawyers, members of the police, specialists in health and nutrition, well-being, personal development, internet safety, and substance abuse.
We run weekly afternoon sports and activities, including football and netball, as well as individual activities like yoga and personal training.
Throughout the College, pupils are offered tuition in drama, music, and singing by professional experts, enabling them to take LAMDA and Guildhall examinations.
We live in a very exciting capital city and we help our students to discover and make the most of it with visits to galleries, museums, theatre, and musical events.
We have a rich programme of extra-curricular activities at Fine Arts, designed to foster critical sense, personal growth, and cultural and political awareness.
Weekly talks hosted by external speakers, alumni, and staff members offer students exceptional opportunities to broaden their knowledge and interests. Social clubs are as diverse as Football, Feminism and Debating, Drama, and Music.
Throughout the year, outings are made to London galleries, theatres, concerts, film centres, libraries, and gardens, with many international study trips to cities including Berlin, Florence, Paris, and Vienna.
Each year we host dramatic and musical recitals and have a festival of short films, which together with our annual art exhibition, enable us to showcase student work at a professional standard.
We have rigorous systems of tracking students’ performance, overseen by the Deputy Head Academic.
- Fortnightly reports are written by subject tutors on each student. Grades are given for homework and effort.
- Personal Tutor group sessions are held once a week in an hour-long timetabled session. Each fortnight the Personal Tutor goes through subject reports with individual students.
- Subject tutors carry out regular tests with the marks recorded in the fortnightly reports.
- Spreadsheets are compiled of homework grades and test results so that progress can be tracked.