Art and Photography

Departmental Staff

Curriculum Leader:

Mrs J Tompkins

Subject Teachers:

Miss C de Silva

Mrs H Penfold

Miss S Watson

SLT Line Manager:

Mr D Summers

Key Stage 3 

At Key Stage 3 students have three lessons of Art each fortnight and are taught in tutor groups. Photography is not taught until Key Stage 4. 

The main programmes of study in each year of Key Stage 3 are summarised as follows with further details contained in schemes of work: 

Year 7 

  • Line, tone and texture 
  • Colour and pattern 

Year 8 

  • Still life 
  • Shape and form 
  • Colour and pattern 

Year 9 

  • Architecture 
  • Natural/Mechanical 

Creative and talented students are encouraged to undertake extended classwork and homework projects. A new art club for years seven and eight is organised and run by sixth form students. There are also half-termly workshops run by teaching staff that give students the opportunity to experience art forms and techniques that aren’t taught in mainstream class work. 

Key Stage 4 

At Key Stage 4 we offer a choice of the following courses: 

Key Stage 5 

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of the following courses