Welcome to the Art Department
Art and Design is a popular subject, studied by all in Key Stage 3. During this stage, students cover a wide range of Art disciplines and skills including painting and drawing, printing, collage, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture. They explore the work of contemporary and iconic artists as well as learning about art from different cultures, and will analyse artistic works using the language of art, craft and design. We aim to ensure that all students produce creative work, exploring and recording their own ideas and experiences.
At Key Stage 4, students can choose to study GCSE Art and Design, Art Textiles or GCSE Photography. Throughout these courses, a portfolio of work is compiled exploring a range of themes such as Portraiture, Surrealism, Still Life, Light and Dark, Composition, Birds and Feathers and the Human Figure. The work is proudly displayed around the school and through a well-attended annual Art and Technology exhibition.
Mr Chris Haigh
Head of Art, Textiles and Photography
Meet the Team
Below you will be able to read what your child is studying during each half term. ‘Key Stage Three’ will give an overview of study for Years 7 and 8. ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 9, 10 and 11.
The ‘Curriculum Rationale’ will give you the reasoning behind why we teach your child what we do and why we have chosen to order the topics in the way we have.
We hope that you will find this information useful, but if you require anything further about your child’s education in this subject please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department.