Creative autonomy affords our students freedom of thought to explore their own concepts using a range of materials and processes. Teachers aim to nurture independent and individual artists who question their reality through visual outcomes. Our students develop the confidence to curate their own artwork and they seek to opt in to creative industry competitions and live briefs. Students’ rigorous application of everything learnt at Riddlesdown continues to lead to many students’ artwork being recognised on a national scale by industry professionals. Constructive peer critique shapes the feedback process in Art and as a result, our students grow into articulate Artists who can self-evaluate and develop their artwork with ease. Post 16 Art alumni have progressed to study Civil Engineering, Sculpture, English Literature, Graphic Design, Drama & Theatre Arts, Architecture, Physics, Film Studies, Fine Art, Teaching, Illustration – the possibilities are endless.