Departmental Vision

The art department is committed to providing all students with a quality arts education. We offer unique opportunities for students to reveal their potential, express ideas, develop imaginations and investigate a wide range of images and artefacts. We encourage personal expression, imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking and powers of observation. The art department strives to create an interest, curiosity, enjoyment and confidence when exploring the world of art and design.

KS3 Overview (what is taught in KS3)

All schemes of learning are devised using the national curriculum.

Art students in YR 7 will focus on observational drawing and projects are based around the visual elements, linking the development of work to artists such as Cheeming Boey.

Art students in YR 8 focus on techniques, media and symmetrical responses. Students are introduced to the cultural theme ‘Day of the Dead’ working in 2 and 3 dimensions.

Art students in YR 9 focus on responding to a design process, developing work linked to ‘War and Conflict’

Art textiles students in YR 7 will develop a range of ideas through design and stitch based on the theme of Funky CreaturesArt textiles students in YR 8 will develop a range of ideas through design and stitch based on Funky Food Fashions.

KS4 Overview (what is taught in KS4)

Art and art textiles are delivered under the OCR specification and photography is linked to AQA. All students will be required to produce a body of work which links to the four assessment objectives, Record, Develop, Refine and Present. Students will make practical and written links to appropriate artists linking to their individual themes. This successful course will challenge and develop skills allowing all students to create independent responses.

KS5 Overview (what is taught in KS5)

This two year course allows students to explore, develop, refine and extend skills embedded at GCSE. Students will opt for either the AQA art, craft and design or photography course. Students will be exposed to a range of opportunities which will include trips to a range museums and galleries, working alongside practicing artists and preparing work for a personal exhibition.

Career Opportunities

Art Teacher

Architect. Fashion Designer Graphic Designer Photography Illustrator Fashion Buyer Ceramics Surface Pattern Designer Advertising Costume Designer Graphic Designer

Extra Curricular Activities

Lunchtime art clubs are organised daily. After school art clubs are organised for KS4 and KS5 students. Holiday art clubs are organised for KS4 and KS5 students. Artist in Residencies. Art Visits. Local and National Competitions.