Our aim is to enable all students to reach their fullest potential in the visual Arts. We ensure that our curriculum enables students to achieve outcomes which reflect their ability and interests and challenge them further. We deliver a general Arts curriculum based on high quality drawing, painting and printmaking skills. Art & Design teachers are specialists in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Illustration and Textiles.

Art and Design is taught to all students in Years 7 and 8. During the course students explore a range of starting points for practical work in order to develop their own ideas. Students increase in confidence with a range of materials and processes and evaluate their own work and that of other artists and designers.
Many of our projects link with other subjects and students are encouraged to reflect on and respond to the world around us.

Art and Design is an optional subject in key stage 4. In Year 9 students complete a foundation course in the subject in order to develop their skills; they begin GCSE coursework in Year 10. The curriculum in Years 10 & 11 is based on the course requirements of the AQA Art & Design GCSE. This syllabus delivers a wide range of Art forms including drawing and painting, sculpture, fashion and textiles, printmaking and graphic design.


Poster Design – GCSE Coursework

Skirt Design – GCSE Coursework

Day of the Dead Sculpture – Year 8

Self-Portrait – Year 11 Coursework