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Dartmouth Community College
Milton Lane, TQ6 9HW Dartmouth
01803 834921
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A Small School with Big Opportunities for All of Our Students

 Dogtown Artwork Year 7 Drama work Drama Performance Working in ICT 

Small teaching groups, small tutor groups and a small community means that we get to know all of our students as individuals and can work effectively to help them achieve the success their ability warrants in a safe, and friendly learning environment.

We currently have a student admission number (PAN) of ninety students in each year group, allowing us to teach classes of less than 22 students in most cases. We operate a vertical tutor group system, enabling older students to mentor their younger peers. As far as possible, tutors remain with their tutees throughout their five-year education. Currently, Post-16 students have their own tutor arrangements in the Post-16 base at Dartmouth. Our Post-16 provision is funded through a franchise agreement with South Devon College.

We are a visual arts college, specialising  in Art & Design (including Creative Textiles and Photography), Drama and Media Studies. This enables us to continue to raise achievement even further in these subjects, and across the curriculum using innovative and specialist skills to share good practice within the Dartmouth Learning Network and further afield.

Teaching staff and support staff, parents and students working together as a team are vital to the success of our college. We encourage continual contact with, and input from, parents. Formal review days are organised each term and staff can be contacted whenever needed. Students are well known and supported by all staff, a feature our students were keen to share with Ofsted and about which we are very proud.

As from September 2007, we are part of the federation with Dartmouth Primary School and Nursery. This means that the two schools share one governing body and will enable us to further develop policies and practice that underpin excellent teaching and learning across the 0 - 19 age range. As part of the federation, funding from the Department for Schools, Families and Children will improve the facilities of our site and see the construction of our sculpture studio, a new multi-purpose building and the Children’s Centre. All of these facilities will be used by our feeder schools in the Dartmouth Learning Network and the local community.

I encourage you to visit the college, talk to staff, students and parents and see what excellent educational opportunities are on your doorstep. We look forward to seeing you.

Julie Stuchbery-Ullah
Acting Principal


Our GCSE course for Art and Design provides further opportunity for the development of understanding and practical experience of the role, purpose and function of Art and Design in society. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to a wide range of skills and techniques in 2 and 3 dimensional media. Core studies might include observation drawing, painting, ceramics, graphic design, computer graphics, illustration, textiles, fashion design, sculpture and a wide range of 3D work.

The study of Art and Design may be approached in many different ways and students will be introduced to the skills and strategies of three main areas:


Expressive Activity

Programmes of work have been devised to promote students’ ability to respond to a stimulus, theme or idea in a personal and expressive way. Ideas, perceptions and feelings can be expressed in a variety of ways by experimenting with materials and media and in the creative use of visual language.


Design influences our lives as members of the community, as consumers and as guardians of the environment. Our world is constantly changing and learning through design-based programmes of study can help students to evaluate and shape our environment more creatively. In our Art and Design course, students will come to understand the importance of the visual aspects of design and recognise those areas which specifically depend upon the techniques and approaches of the Visual Arts.

Critical Studies

By using our Resources Centre, students will develop the skills to evaluate their own work and that of artists and designers at second and first hand. A programme of gallery visits and college visits as well as visits by artists to us will be arranged to stimulate practical responses to the ideas and approaches of important artists.

Coursework requirement

Our GCSE Art and Design syllabus requires students to present four main bodies of work, including the controlled test, for final assessment at the end of the course. (Coursework = 60% Controlled test = 40%)


English in Years 7-9 offers a lively range of activities which place equal emphasis on Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. Students are encouraged to use a variety of forms and styles in their written work and to revise work to improve content, accuracy and presentation. The team is committed to combining creativity with technical and grammatical skills. Each student has a folder of work which is used to monitor progress.

In Years 10 and 11 most students follow an integrated course of study leading to GCSE examinations in English and English Literature. The following major areas are covered:

Reading a range of texts (including Pre-1914 prose, plays and poetry, plays by Shakespeare, and poems from different cultures).
Creative writing Media Studies
Post 1914 drama
Speaking assessed as individual, groups and whole class work and listening

By studying a range of literary, non fiction and media texts students learn to understand choices which writers, including themselves, make in language, structure and form to achieve the effects desired.

The English Team run an English support club on Friday lunchtimes.

A small group of students studying Work – Related Learning courses in year 10 study English Language GCSE only.

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