Art is a popular and highly successful area of study at Denstone. The department has clear objectives for each stage of a pupil’s development and encourages a very personal response from all students.

It is very well resourced and strives to incorporate contemporary issues as well as traditional enquiry. Comments in the moderators' reports reflect this: "From the initial tour of the exhibition, it was evident a high calibre of work had been produced. The candidates invariably provided evidence of substantial visual and textual research. Final outcomes were aesthetically pleasing. Their engaging content and subtle visual and tactile qualities were considerably beyond this level and were a joy to see. They again showed intelligent, creative and aesthetically balanced work, which was some of the best, if not the best, that might be seen at this level."

Results are consistently excellent, and since 2006 the department has been recognised nationally by the Good Schools Guide. All girls and boys taking A level Art regularly achieve A* or A grades.

Further subject information can be found in the relevant school curriculum document on the Curriculum page.