Art, Design & Technology
In Art, Design and Technology, we strive to inspire, enthuse and excite students in a creative curriculum, pushing the limitations of self-expression through a variety of different disciplines. Students are provided with a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills that encourage independence, critical thinking and self-confidence. As well as innovative and engaging lessons in school, we boast a wide range of extracurricular opportunities to enthuse students in the limitless possibilities and potential career paths within the creative industry.
The KS3 curriculum provides students with a taste of Art, Design and Technology subjects through the following specialisms. Students will have one lesson of Art a week and one rotational subject.
The expression of creative skills through visual forms and media
The application of design elements and illustration to effectively communicate ideas
The manipulation of clay to explore the formal elements through sculptural design
The exploration of food science and the importance of healthy living
- Three Dimensional Design
The making of a functional and aesthetic product through practical skills and CAD/CAM programing
The creative application, manipulation and process of recording the world through the lens of a camera
The experimentation of materials and surfaces including traditional textile techniques and stitching
GCSE Art, Design and Technology is open to all students who have a passion and enthusiasm for creative making.
The courses we offer require students to demonstrate an independent and self-motivated work ethic. Students must be committed to engage in studies both inside and outside of school. Studying Art, Design and Technology will equip students with a creative skill set and further develop their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the specialism. This subject can also provide essential transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.
|Subject||Exam Board||Grading System|
Catering Level v2
|WJEC||Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*|
|Art, Craft & Design||AQA||1-9|
How can I support my child in this subject?
You can support your child in Art, Design and Technology by checking that they are fully equipped for all lessons, particularly the practical element of the subject. This may be in relation to food ingredients or project homework submissions.
We also hope that you encourage students to develop their creativity and imagination by showing interest in the creative arts.
What equipment does my child need in this subject?
Students are not required to bring in anything additional to the standard equipment checklist, although it is an expectation that ingredients are brought in for food practical lessons. This information will be available on class charts in advance. We also encourage students who opt at GCSE for Art and 3D Design to purchase an equipment kit at Year 9 to support their 3 year GCSE course. This will include all the materials and resources required as well as a carry folder to transport work to and from home and a moderator’s portfolio for Year 11. We also run an art shop for students who would like to invest in some art materials for their pencil case, the shop is open at break, lunch and afterschool.
Celebrating successes in this subject
In Art, Design and Technology, we believe that all students deserve their time to shine and we are keen to celebrate success at every opportunity. Please check out our fortnightly newsletter for updates and events from the faculty as well as our student shout outs and art news from around the world! We also celebrate success with faculty awards each month rewarding impressive progress from each of our subject specialisms. Follow us on our Twitter and Instagram page to see daily updates from the department @stanb_ADT
Extra-Curricular Activities and Visits
In addition to our school based curriculum, the faculty provides a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We offer an extensive range of after school clubs and STEM opportunities which are updated each term, we also get involved in lots of community based projects and national competitions throughout the year as well. Students also get the opportunity to go on external visits and participate in workshops and artist visits too.
Students will also have the opportunity to get involved with internal and external workshops ranging from, special effects makeup, DSLR photography tutorials and graffiti workshops in London. We also promote creative careers with a visit to the Warner Bros studios.