Upper Fifth Get A Taste of Sixth Form Life

Senior 13-16
Posted on: June 16th 2021

Upper Fifth Induction A Level Art Lesson

The Upper Fifth Induction Week took place during the week commencing 7th June this year. Throughout the week, pupils got a taste of what life will be like as a Sixth Former, attended a BBQ organised by the Lower Sixth Social Committee, and experienced some A Level lessons.

Upper Fifth pupil, Imogen M, shared her thoughts on her experience of the A Level Art lesson:

“We started the induction week by looking into the artist Henry Moore who is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures. Looking through his sketches and sculptures you can see the unusual vertebrae-like structures that he creates using contour lines in the drawings and metal for the sculptural pieces. We took inspiration from that when drawing our flint.

Upper Fifth A Level Art Lesson Induction Making Clay Models A Level Art Lesson Induction for Upper Fifth pupils

The abstract shapes of the flint had a particularly sculptural quality, from which we constructed clay maquettes. From these maquettes we could get an idea of scale to help us when doing a finalised sculpture out of foam. I particularly enjoyed working with the foam and the ability to finish the surface with a light sand which created a smooth texture. The art induction has been interesting and engaging and I look forward to continuing art next year. “

Upper Fifth Drawings of Henry Moore Sculptures Upper Fifth Drawings of Henry Moore Sculptures (2)

Sculptures created by Upper Fifth pupils Series of sculptures created by Upper Fifth pupils

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