Art and Design

Our Art Department has 4 excellent, fully qualified Art teachers, each with their own specialist room. Each room, as well as being fully equipped to deliver our subject, also has one or more PC’s, access to the internet and an interactive whiteboard. We deliver Art and Design lessons to KS3 – KS4 students.

All KS3 – KS4 schemes of work are under constant review, with new ideas introduced through departmental discussion. We proudly build on traditional Art values while introducing new and exciting contemporary thinking along the way. There Is always the option to deliver KS5 too.

Key Stage 3

KS3 is delivered to Year 7, 8 and 9 students. All our groups are mixed ability.  Students’ follow a broad course, based upon the National Curriculum Programmes of Study. This course covers painting, drawing, designing, printing, 3D work and art appreciation. The programme has been created using an ‘open framework’ based upon 3 major areas of study; European arts, Cultural studies and Design studies. All students follow a Modular Curriculum, covering themes such as Still Life, Colour, Fashion, Landscapes, Portraits, and Cultural studies.

Students have the opportunity to achieve their personal best through challenging schemes of work that stretch all abilities. Homework is an important part of student development. Projects are designed to develop the pupil’s practical and critical skills, giving them the confidence to express ideas in a creative and individual way. We also run art clubs for those who simply love art!

KS3 Scheme of Work OUTLINE

Drawing Skill

Review  (DSR)



Christmas  Activities and Competition




Drawing Skill

Review (DSR)

YEAR 7 DSR – Shells, leaves, etc. Natural Wonders Place & Face





YEAR 8 DSR – A variety of footwear. Sweet Treats









(Select 1 as a Department)

DSR – Consumer
YEAR 9 DSR – Objects linked to Cubism. Food and Drink Swinging 60’s Movie Magic* DSR – Typography*


Key Stage 4

The uptake at KS4 is strong and the results are consistently very good. We deliver a 2 year GCSE Fine Art course and an additional Photography GCSE, to our KS4 students.  They consist of detailed projects, each based on a new project brief. The topics addressed are still life, natural forms, structure, landscape and portraiture. Through these carefully designed briefs, the students can then confidently progress onto A Level, a higher BTEC course, or into employment.

Photography: EDQUAS

  • Formal elements through the eye of a lens.
  • Lighting.
  • Composition.
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Documentary Photography.
  • Studio Photography.
  • Location Photography
  • Photo Journalism
  • Experimental/Creative Photography.

Fine Art: OCR

  • Formal elements in Art.
  • Composition.
  • Painting.
  • Drawing.
  • Some 3D.
  • Mixed media (Inks, charcoal, pens, coloured pencils, watercolours, graphite sticks, collage, printing, etc.)


Key Stage 5

We can also deliver ‘A Level Art’ through OCR. This Fine Art course is divided into 2 main sections, AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13. Covid permitting, KS4 and KS5 pupils visit Art galleries to develop their understanding of historical and modern art and use their findings as further starting points for study. We strongly encourage our students to have a sense of independence and originality when working. This can be seen throughout their sketchbooks, portfolio’s and of course, in our fabulous end of year exhibition!

Key Staff

Miss A Brunniche :
Subject Leader

Name: Miss A Brunniche

Role: Subject Leader


Miss F Tinmouth :

Name: Miss F Tinmouth

Role: Teacher


Mr S Jones :

Name: Mr S Jones

Role: Teacher


Mrs M Richardson :

Name: Mrs M Richardson

Role: Teacher