Art, Design & Technology
In Art, Design and Technology, we strive to inspire and enthuse 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 .
We offer opportunities to explore Art, Three Dimensional Design, Graphics, Food, Textiles and Photography which combines cross curricular disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering and computing. Students are provided with the knowledge, skills, principles and vocabulary to design and produce a range of quality outcomes that explore relevant issues within different contexts. We aim to equip our students to live in the creative world and prepare students for career paths within the creative industry.
Students will study Art once a week as well as one of the following subject disciplines on a termly rotation. Throughout Key Stage 3, students study key concepts of each discipline so that they are able to opt for the most suitable Key Stage 4 course.
The application of design and typography to effectively communicate ideas
The exploration of food science and the importance of healthy living
The expression of creative skills through visual forms and media
Three Dimensional Design
The making of a functional and aesthetic product through practical skills and CNC programing
The creative application, manipulation and process of recording the world through the lens of a camera
The investigation of art and craft through surface textures, pattern and materials
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.