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Alica Derome Rebecca Saul

Amazing art show attracts acclaim

Dated: 8 June 2018

The annual Woodhouse art show is one of the many highlights on our calendar and this year has proved no exception.
Last night our 45 A level art students opened the doors to their own exhibition, for a small private view that attracted big crowds.
There was barely room to move around in the purpose built art studios-turned-exhibition space as hundreds of the student's peers, family, friends, teachers and governors queued out the door for a glimpse at the stunning work on show.
Megan Hague has an offer to study Architecture at the prestigious Bartlett - UCL 
Woodhouse Head of Art, Emma Farquharson was very pleased with the reception the students got for their work.
"I've heard so many lovely comments and glowing praise from parents and visitors this evening, it's another great show and I'm very proud of all of our students. It's my first show as Head of Department but I've been teaching art here for many years and am confident that the show is up there with the best of them."
Yael Gambong has an offer to study Architecture at Oxford Brooks University
Principal John Rubinstein was equally enamoured with the show. 
"The quality of the work is just breath-taking - it feels like a degree show in some areas. All credit to Emma and the art team for the incredible work they do pushing our students to express themselves in ever more confident and creative ways.
45 students sat the A level art exam this year and the potential progression rates look very promising - around 65% of them are going on to study art in some form at foundation and degree level, which is an amazing number. There's a real love of art and creativity at the college and that's reflected in how seriously the students take it."
Yuhong Wang has an offer to study fine art at Oxford University - Ruskin School of Art 
Emma Farquharson agreed "There's such diverse range of choices from our students. We have many students going directly to Art Foundation which is the expected progression for most art students before beginning an art course at university. But we also have students going on to study Computer Aided Animation, Illustration, Art and Contemporary Cultural Theory, Architecture...
We have one student - Megan - who has an offer to study architecture at the  prestigious 'The Bartlett' at UCL which is harder to get into than Oxford University!
And then we have Yuhong with an offer from The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University - our first Oxbridge art offer I think."
 Ellen Conlan-Ellis has an offer to study Computer Aided Animation at Bournemouth University
"We've pushed and supported the students to be more experimental this year and have placed a lot of emphasis on developing their written work in their journals.
But I have to say the success is mostly down to simple hard work. Our studios are open all day for our students to come and work between other lessons and they really make use of that extra time.
Now we just have to wait until results day for the official verdict on their grades but I'm confident they'll all be able to accept their offers"
Thea Dzozlic has an offer to study Architecture at Nottingham University
Delilah Sykes has an offer to study Art and Contemporary Cultural Theory at Leeds University

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