Meet the Department

Mr M Gallimore Curriculum Leader
Mrs C Ferris Teacher

Subject Overview

Art is taught for all year groups within an open planned suite of purpose built classrooms. Our teaching includes all traditional wet and dry media, in addition to ceramic and printmaking techniques. A strong emphasis is placed on sketchbook work and developing drawing skills. Work is project based and includes investigative drawings and research, planning and experimentation and the creation of a final piece ideas. Skills taught at Key Stage 3 link strongly to the demands of GCSE.

Pupils are expected to undertake one extended project and one subsidiary project.  A project comprises of research work (either a sketchbook or worksheet, or both), which leads through a series of media investigations to a final piece.  All coursework must be completed and handed in during the first week in May of Year 11.  All homework is directly linked to the progression of current project work and will be monitored each lesson and must be seen to be progressing.

Curriculum Map

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Extra Curricular Opportunities

After school art clubs are available for all year groups. Students are able to use the Art rooms at lunch times.

For further information on the curriculum please email