Art Department

Welcome to Art

The Art department aims to develop students’ observational and fine drawing skills as well as exploring the work of artists and developing a range of styles and cultures.



Key Stage 3

The Art course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE Art & Design course 8 in Key Stage 4. Year 7 aims to focus on primary skills and basic observational drawing skills with year 8 starting to explore different cultures and developing observational skills in more depth, encouraging individual progression working with a range of techniques.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs C Bradbury

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE Art & Design

Component 1: A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment.
Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

AQA GCSE Art & Design is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mrs C Bradbury

Enrichment Opportunities for Art

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.