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Creative Arts

Art & Design Overview

Years 7 and 8

In Art and Design in years 7 and 8 students will work on projects of approximately 10 weeks in duration focusing on four specialisms: Art, Textiles, 3D Design and Graphics. Every child will be introduced to a broad range of both 2D and 3D techniques and will work with a range materials to create their own work. Students’ will have opportunities to exhibit their work and sell their work through our up and coming school Art shop during these two years. As part of the schemes of work our students will explore both traditional Art and Design techniques looking at historical and cultural examples of work as well as using modern techniques, equipment and looking at the work of contemporary Artists and Designers.

Students in Year 7 have opportunities to take part in extra curricular clubs as part of the Personal Challenge projects as well as lunch time clubs. In year 8 lunch time clubs are also offered to encourage students’ to continue to work on class projects or to pursue their own ideas from outside of the classroom setting.

Year 9

In year 9 students’ have an opportunity to choose a specialism to develop that will prepare them for this subject at GCSE. Specialisms include: Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles and Product Design. Within these specialist areas they will work on a range of projects throughout the academic year which prepare them for their studies at GCSE.

Students in Year 9 have the opportunity to show case their work in the summer term as part of our Art and Design show which involves a Textlies catwalk show and Fine Art, design and Graphics


Year 9 students are encourage to take work home and are set regular homeworks to help them prepare for the demands of an Art and Design GCSE. Students’ are also offered the opportunity to work within the department at lunch times to develop their coursework further.

Schemes of Learning:

Year 7

1 - Creating Characters

2 - Cultures


Year 8

1 - Natural Forms

2 - Landscapes