Our creative curriculum has been developed and adapted to ensure students have the most hands on/practical experience within art and design subjects. Students have expressed a love and passion for practical aspects of projects, whether it be painting, working with clay or other mediums. We have adapted our ever-diverse curriculum to engage students of all ages and abilities. This supports students by helping them to build confidence, independence and resilience at a young age by developing opportunities for them to be creative, expressive and excited by visual arts.
All students in Y7-8 have fine art lessons where they study a range of topics that will support them to build control and confidence with drawing skills. Students analyse the work of a range of artists related to the topic they are working on. Students develop skills with using digital art through use of Ipad apps. Students explore creativity through a range of media, materials and processes. At KS4, Students choose a topic of their choice and build a portfolio/sketchbook of evidence showing exploration of modern and contemporary artists, refining their own ideas to arrive at a final outcome, informed by all their planning and development work. Students who choose to study Fine Art at Key Stage 4 will use all of the skills and media techniques they have learned throughout KS3 and they are then encouraged to develop their own artistic style.
Where can Art take me?
Miss H Morrey –Subject Leader
Mrs L Hadgett – Assistant Headteacher