Art Blog


Art Blog, BGHS 2015 Gallery: 6. Fine Art tour of the rest of school

With around 100 students taking Fine Art GCSE each year, our exhibition of GCSE Fine Art work tends to find it’s way around most of the school. We hope you enjoy exploring the artwork through the Design Technology corridor, the glass corridor, Languages, Sociology, and in the Maths corridor. The work adds character to our walls, serves as inspiration to the younger students, and as a reminder to us all of how rewarding all the hard work really is each year!


Art Blog, BGHS 2015 Gallery: 5. Tour of the Art Department

With around 100 students taking Fine Art GCSE each year, our exhibition of GCSE Fine Art work tends to find it’s way around most of the school. Batley Girls’ High School resembles an art gallery for two thirds of the year. Missing pretence and sale tags, it is a pleasure to simply walk around and take in the wide variety of work covering the walls and stair wells. Enjoy a wander around the Art corridors and our main Art teaching spaces showcasing examples of the GCSE Fine Art work. Our challenge this year is photographing once displayed and protected. There is not enough wall space to display everything so additional boards are employed. What you can see here is some of our student’s work that is adorning the walls around the school.


Art Blog, BGHS 2015 Gallery: 4. Dining Hall and Main Hall Fine Art

With around 100 students taking Fine Art GCSE each year, our exhibition of GCSE Fine Art work tends to find it’s way around most of the school. Your walk through the school from the Reception area to the Art Department takes you through the Fine Art exhibitions of GCSE and A level work in the Dining and Main Hall. Our challenge this year is photographing once displayed and protected. There is not enough wall space to display everything so additional boards are employed. What you can see here is some of our student’s work that is adorning the walls around the school.


Art Blog, BGHS 2015 Gallery: 3. GCSE Fine Art in Classroom

With around 100 students taking Fine Art GCSE each year, our exhibition of GCSE Fine Art work tends to find it’s way around most of the school. Batley Girls’ High School resembles an art gallery, for two thirds of the year. Missing pretence and sale tags, it is a pleasure to simply walk around and take in the wide variety of work covering the walls and stair wells. Take a look into our Art classroom above the Reception area to see samples of our GCSE Fine Art exhibitions: Our challenge this year is photographing once displayed and protected. There is not enough wall space to display everything so additional boards are employed. What you can see here is some of our student’s work that is adorning the walls around the school.


Art Blog, BGHS 2015 Gallery: 2. Photography, Entrance.

Batley Girls’ High School resembles an art gallery, for two thirds of the year. Missing pretence and sale tags, it is a pleasure to simply walk around and take in the wide variety of work covering the walls and stair wells. Our challenge this year is photographing once displayed and protected. There is not enough wall space to display everything so additional boards are employed. What you can see here is some of our student’s work that is adorning the walls around the school. A level Photography exhibitions takes centre stage as you enter the school:


Art Blog, BGHS 2015 Gallery: 1. Fine Art, Entrance.

Batley Girls’ High School resembles an art gallery, for two thirds of the year. Missing pretence and sale tags, it is a pleasure to simply walk around and take in the wide variety of work covering the walls and stair wells. Our challenge this year is photographing once displayed and protected. There is not enough wall space to display everything so additional boards are employed. What you can see here is some of our student’s work that is adorning the walls around the school. GCSE Fine Art A* exhibitions sit side by side with A2 Fine Art A grade works in the school stairwell next to Reception.


Art & Graphics October 2013

Graphic Artist Mike Barrett (www.emelbi.com) returned again in 2013 to support our students with their coursework and exam projects. Mike is one of our ‘family of artists’ who has worked closely with staff and students to extend their design skills and develop their use of CAD, specifically using Adobe Photoshop. As a result of him returning year on year to the school, Mike’s extensive expertise is being embedded, in his absence, into our day to day teaching and we are finding that these skills can be passed on to students even more effectively. Last year, he worked with both key stage 4 & 5 Art Graphics students. The GCSE students benefitted from Mike’s creativity and support as they tackled the controlled assessment exam. Each of the students approached the unit in their own way and developed exciting, personal ideas with professional results. Some students innovatively used new media and technology,…


Art Textiles KS4 and KS5 2013

Once again, Art Textiles students produced a really wide range of responses in their coursework portfolio and exam project work. Students were praised by the moderators for producing “some very lively and creative responses” that showed “good exploration and experimentation with media and techniques”.