The Art & Design curriculum revolves around the need for a strong knowledge base with subject specific grammar which is emphasised within our programmes of study, embedding key competences and practical skills. Throughout Key Stages, students are encouraged to contextualise their artwork with that of other artists/designers, using analytical skills, to respond with individual, personalised approaches. Dialectic questioning, debates and discussions allow students the opportunities to articulate informed opinions whilst the introduction of new media and diverse, experimental techniques allow learners to thoroughly develop creative concepts. Students are encouraged to communicate their ideas in a variety of visual and other formats to create, design and present with confidence and mastery.

Course Contacts


Head of Department: 

L. Gray  ( )

Teaching Staff: 

A. Crompton  ( )

G. Sabery  ( )

J. Kearns  ( )

M. Oliveira  ( )

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

At Key Stage 4 pupils can opt to study a wide range of Art based specialisms: Fine Art, Art & Design, Photography, Three-Dimensional Design, Textiles and Graphic Design. The course structure, therefore, is very personalised to pupils’ individual needs but each will follow the below format:


 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 10Component 1: PortfolioComponent 1: PortfolioComponent 1: Portfolio
Year 11Component 1: PortfolioComponent 2: Externally Set AssignmentComponent 2: Externally Set Assignment