Coleg Cambria and Ysgol y Grango’s Art and Design department have been working in partnership to raise GCSE standards for the pupils undertaking Art or Digital Photography.

The mentoring programme proved to be a great success with each pupil showing an improvement of at least one GCSE grade.  Following on from the success of last year’s programme, Ysgol y Grango were privileged to be invited back again to the college this year with 24 pupils.

During the partnership Coleg Cambria’s Level 3 Art & Design students will have the opportunity as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate to utilise the skills that they have acquired on their course to coach the Year 11 GCSE Art & Design / Digital Photography learners.  They will provide support, develop and nurture the pupil’s creative and artistic ability to improve their grade at GCSE.

Head of Ysgol y Grango, Mr Garthwaite, Miss Jones, Head of Art and Design Technology Faculty and the GSCE Art and Photographic pupils at Ysgol y Grango were grateful for the opportunity for pupils to be able to challenge themselves further beyond the already innovative programme of activities offered in the classroom.

“We would like to thank Coleg Cambria staff and students for all of their help and support whilst looking forward to another successful programme.”

Luci Melegari, Deputy Director Curriculum for Art & Design and Dramatic Arts said:

“Coleg Cambria are pleased to be able to support this initiative again this year, as it is a very rewarding project for all concerned.”

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