We are a large, dynamic faculty with a purpose built, state of the art Design Centre.
Our environment is one of creativity and the bright open spaces encourage our students to work together and share ideas and innovation.
Our students achieve GCSE grades well above the national average and produce exceptional coursework across all the specialisms. Moderators from the exam boards who visit Beauchamp regularly praise the high standards and variety of outcomes achieved by the students and the creative originality of the outcomes produced.
Throughout the year we work closely with professional designers, and our family of schools involving all students in some way. There are a range of enrichment activities to broaden our students’ experiences these include creative house events, The Art & Design Society and visits and residential trips to widen their appreciation of the world of Art & Design.
We enjoy celebrating our students’ achievement through annual exhibitions and have hosted a number of external exhibitions in our gallery space. Every summer we hold a GCSE & A level Awards ceremony and exhibition, an evening of celebration recognising student effort, success and showcasing their talents.
We are always happy to welcome any parents who might like to join us at any time during the year or who have any suggestions that could improve the teaching and learning for our creative students.
In the Beauchamp design centre students will have the opportunity to use a wide range of ICT applications and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery in all of the areas of Design and Technology.
For example, students will use 2D and 3D design software in Product Design to produce models that can then be manufactured by the CNC laser cutter or routers.
If students choose to study Graphic Communication they will be able to produce a highly professional standard of outcomes using Adobe Creative Suite on the suite of iMac’s.
Food Technology complements the course with the use of a range of software packages, the predominant one being Food For a P.C. Our Art courses use Adobe Photoshop to develop skills in image manipulation and a high level of presentation of research.
A level Photography students, are taught extensively how to use and apply skills in Adobe Photoshop to their visual responses.
To help students achieve the best grade possible the Design Faculty run regular after college sessions and lunchtime clubs to support individual students throughout their GCSE & A level study. All students have access to equipment and resources when necessary, enabling them to maximise their potential as our future artists and designers.