Art, Design and Technology is part of everyday life and is constantly evolving. You will be involved in developing design and practical skills within a variety of material areas allowing you to manufacture high quality outcomes. You will build an understanding of analysis and evaluation giving you confidence and the ability to understand the design world that is all around you.  In developing a large range of core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication, you will study commercial processes and be enthused by the vast range of career opportunities that these subjects offer.

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Head of Faculty Miss J Barnard
Design and Technology Co-ordinator Mr J Allenby
Teacher of Food Technology and Textiles Miss C Burnham
Art Co-ordinator Mr R Burton
Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Art Mrs J Clift
Teacher of Art

Mrs G Lovell
Ms L Hoskins

Departmental Technician Miss N Arnold
Departmental Technician Mrs S Vickers
Departmental Technician Mr J White

 

CURRICULUM

KS3

In Art at Key Stage 3 we deliver a broad syllabus, which focuses on the development of each student's 'visual awareness'. In Year 7, Students explore how artists convey meaning through art; how we can express emotion through the use of colour and mark making. In Year 8, Students explore socio-cultural influences on art and arts influence on cultural identity. In Year 9, Students explore the personal relationship that artists have with their work; how to convey a sense of self through abstract and expressive approaches.

KS3 Art Schemes of Work

In Design and Technology students experience a wide variety of subjects including Food Technology, Graphic Communication, Resistant Materials and Textiles.  All students at KS3 spend time in each area to gain knowledge of the different design and manufacturing skills required to succeed with different media.  These subject disciplines allow a student to have hands on experience of a wide range of different manufacturing techniques, tools and equipment in the production of their own high quality outcomes.

KS3 Design and Technology Schemes of Work - Year 7
KS3 Design and Technology Schemes of Work - Year 8
KS3 Design and Technology Schemes of Work - Year 9

Year 7 allergen chart
Year 8 allergen chart
Year 9 allergen chart

KS4

Art

Art GCSE is a very popular choice for students. It offers them the opportunity to build upon foundation skills, and increasingly to develop a mature and individual approach to the development of their own work. Individual outcomes are nurtured and encouraged and can be expressed using everything from traditional mediums through to 3D work, Photography and Digital Art. Students taking ownership of their projects encourages independence, creativity and lateral thinking, skills which are fundamental in all aspects of life.

This course is assessed through a portfolio of work and an externally set project from the exam board.

KS4 Art Schemes of Work

Catering

This qualification is designed for students who have an interest in Catering allowing them to develop their understanding and practical abilities in food nutrition, planning menus, learning how to cook a variety of dishes and how to present their dishes to a high standard. It will provide students with experience of using different cooking techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a good understanding of the skills required to succeed in the catering and broader food industries.

This course is assessed through Coursework and a formal exam.

Graphic Communication

This course encourages students to understand the process of designing primarily visual material to convey information, ideas, meanings and emotions in response to a brief. Students will study a variety of areas within Graphic Communication, for example Communication graphics, illustration, typography and using multi-media. Students will develop their hand skills producing illustrations and developing their Photoshop skills. The course encourages creativity, independence and students taking ownership of their work.

This course is assessed through a portfolio of work and an externally set project from the exam board.

Product Design – Resistant Materials

This course encourages students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. Students will be enthused and challenged by the range of design problems leading to the development of high quality working prototypes using a multimedia approach. The outcomes are evaluated for commercial viability to build the candidates understanding of industrial practice and opportunities in the world of work.

The real life challenges will allow the students to demonstrate awareness of the need to consider sustainability and the environmental impact within design practice.  Whilst creating innovative work and making effective use of CAD/CAM facilities such as laser cutting and 3D printing.  This course is good preparation for a vast array of different career opportunities.

The course is assessed through an innovative design and manufacture challenge and a summative formal exam, these components are equally weighted.

Textiles

The course enables students to demonstrate their creativity, with designing and the making of textile products. It will equip learners with the practical skills they need to progress to further studies, or vocational courses in a very vibrant fast moving environment.

Students will study Textile Artists and explore a range of decorative techniques. Students will work towards a brief and study a variety of projects throughout the course. Students will create a number of practical outcomes to develop and demonstrate their competency in a variety of core textiles skills such as working with material and components. They will develop valuable transferable skills including communication and collaboration whilst studying this course.

The course is assessed through an innovative design and manufacture challenge and a summative formal exam, these components are equally weighted.

KS4 Design and Technology Schemes of Work - Year 10
KS4 Design and Technology Schemes of Work - Year 11

KS5

Art and Design – Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Textiles and Photography

At KS5 we teach GCE Advanced Level Art and Design in Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Textiles and Photography. These are stimulating and very popular courses, which focuses on the further development of our student's artistic and skilled abilities. Students are introduced to a variety of experiences that employ a range of traditional and new media, processed and techniques appropriate to the chosen areas of study. Knowledge of art and design is developed through research, the development of ideas and making. Students will record ideas, explore relevant resources and generate and explore techniques. Students will create a final piece showing their own response to their starting point after thorough research and development.

A high proportion of students go on to continue their art and design studies, either at university or on art foundation courses.

Product Design – Resistant Materials

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in the creative industries.

They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing prototypes of their choice.

Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

KS5 Art Schemes of Work
KS5 Design and Technology Schemes of Work

FAQS

What subjects are in Art, Design and Technology?

At KS3 there are Art, Resistant Materials, Food, Textiles and Graphics. At KS4 there are Product Design, Textiles, Food and Cookery, Fine Art and Graphic Communication. At KS5 there is Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Communication and Photography.

How much time do we spend doing practical’s?

At KS3 there is a lot of experimental practical’s, learning new skills and techniques, there is designing elements to the subjects and some theory element.

How much controlled assessment is there?

At KS4 in Art, Graphic Communication and Textiles it is 60% Portfolio work and 40% Externally Set Task. In Resistant Materials Product Design, there is 50% Non-Exam Assessment and 50% exam. In Catering, there is 60% Non-Exam Assessment and 40% Exam.

Do I have to pay anything?

Throughout KS3-KS5 there is a voluntary contribution each year to support the faculty to purchase resources and materials.
Ingredients will be provided during KS3 Food lessons.