Curriculum Leader: Mr R Talbot

Alongside the basic equipment, rooms are equipped for screen printing, block printing, clay work, computer-aided design, acrylic painting, batik and embroidery. The Department has recently invested in a set of digital cameras so students can develop their photography skills.


At Key Stage 3 students will study a range of themes including Portraiture, Landscapes, Sculpture, Graffiti Art and Textile Design. Within these themes, they will explore the formal elements of line, tone, colour, pattern, texture, shape, form and space.


At Key Stage 4 students are currently following the AQA Unendorsed Art and Design GCSE. This GCSE consists of 60% controlled assessment and 40% exam. Students will have the opportunity to take part in various visits and trips to support their studies throughout Key Stage 4.


KS4 students have been on trips to the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern to look at portraiture. They have also visited Hampden Park to work on their photography skills.

KS3 students have all had the opportunity to take part in ‘Our Space’, an Academy photography competition.