Gad’s Seniors will continue to work with the ‘Modern University of the Year 2019’, following a recent partnership to train and inspire the talents of Creative Arts students.

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA), which also holds the title of the ‘Number 1 Specialist Arts Institution in the UK’, will work with Gad’s pupils, in school and at its purpose-built Rochester campus.

Just before the end of last term, a UCA tutor spent time with our Y11 GCSE Art cohort, reviewing their portfolios and discussing further education options.

The Gad’s classmates were very interested to learn more UCA’s Extended Diploma courses, which are equivalent to three A Levels and give students the opportunity to access one of UCA’s many degree programmes.

Talented artist Ella shared some of her recent pieces while Freddie impressed with his digital portfolio, which featured 3D gaming characters designed using the latest software.

Freddie has been attending UCA’s Saturday school and is working to achieve its Bronze Arts Award.

Gad’s Art teacher, Miss Rachael Baker, said:  “I was very proud of our students’ enthusiasm and commitment to their studies.

“They, and I, left the session inspired and eager to experience more from our partnership.”

Through a series of workshops and advice sessions, UCA experts will continue to support GCSE Creative Arts students with the development of portfolios while providing careers advice and support in the fields of art, business and technology.

Gad’s Headmaster, Mr Paul Savage, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the very talented young artists, designers, programmers, musicians and actors in our school community.”


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