Art Department

Through Art, creativity is promoted and nurtured, different viewpoints are celebrated and individual ideas are given an opportunity for expression.

Key Stage 3

Pupils will be taught to develop their creativity and ideas and improve in their ability to express these.

  • Use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas.
  • Use a range of techniques and media including painting.
  • Improve in their ability in the handling of different materials.
  • Are critical of their own work and constructive in their assessment of the work of others.
  • Use the feedback to improve their own work.
  • Learn about a range of artists, designers, craftsmen and architects, from ancient times up to the present day.

Key Stage 4

Students follow the AQA Art and Design syllabus which is a two year course in Y10 and 11.
The course gives students the opportunity to explore a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities.

The course is divided into two parts and enables students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.

It is a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses such as A-level Art and Design and enhanced vocational and career pathways.