Our Staff

  • 2 Art specialist teachers teaching.
  • Mixed media/photography.
  • Fine Art – drawing, painting and printmaking.

The Subjects

All year groups are taught in mixed ability groups.

Subject Information

Key Stage 3

Year 7:

• Key skills project: mixed media /paint project,
• Paul Klee inspired shell project.
• Surreal 3D Shoe monster

Year 8:

•  Buzzer box – ‘OP art’ project cross curricular project,
•  Expressions through faces -Clay head / Portrait project,
•  Guernica project, Cubism/ Symbolism project.
•  Perspective project (one and two point perspective)

Year 9 Art – GCSE work. Natural and manmade theme

• Mask project.
• Leaves
• Shells
• Still life

All projects develop students’ understanding of the work of the Artist, cultures and life in Modern Britain.

Year 9 Photography:

Year 9 will experience the GCSE curriculum learning the basics of how to use a DSLR camera and lighting equipment. We will be exploring a variety of themes including

• Identity
• Portraits
• Landscapes
• Extended Project – Students will select their own artists to respond to.

Key Stage 4

Art GCSE – OCR GCSE – Flexible GCSE developing student skills, knowledge and understanding. 60% coursework, 40% exam project component.

Key Stage 5

A level Art: AS/A2 EDEXCEL – Developing gallery quality work.


AS Photography students will experience a variety of themes within Photography including:

• Portraits
• Identity
• Landscapes
• Album Covers (Mock Exam)
• Creative Photography
• Documentary Photography
• Extended Project – Students will select their own artists to respond to.

All coursework will show a link to different artists with clear responses linked to the artist’s style. Students will also complete an exam based unit in AS Photography. Students will respond to a question selected off the exam paper using a range of artists as their inspiration.

Extra Curricular

Gifted and Talented work, fast track/ workshops.  Trips are arranged depending on curriculum requirements – eg Yorkshire Sculpture Park – at A level.

Teaching and Learning

In art, craft and design, pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings.  They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence imagination and creativity.

They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made.  In art, craft and design, pupils reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning.  They learn to think and act as artists, craft people and designers working creatively and intelligently.