- Mr Blackman – Head of Faculty
- Miss Henderson – Head of Department
- Mr Temple
- Miss McNally – Technician
Faculty Mission Statement/ Aims:
The Creative Arts Faculty aims to provide a creative hub within the school that will inspire students to develop new skills to achieve their full potential. We encourage learners to develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. We believe through the wealth of creative subjects available, that all students have the opportunity attain success through personalised learning. We encourage innovation and curiosity within lessons, instilling a sense of self-belief and fulfilment. Each member of the Creative Arts Faculty is passionate about their subject and strive to activate and excite pupils interest through their experience and knowledge. We endeavour to provide new opportunities for students, for pupils to feel supported, engaged and empowered. These elements are key to maintaining the very high standards of achievement enjoyed by all subject areas within the faculty.
To develop the creativity and understanding of all Art and design techniques and processes. To inspire and challenge students thinking and facilitate them to develop their own thoughts and ideas visually.
Art and Design
Key Stage 3 classes study for a minimum of one lesson per week, some classes are allocated two per week. All groups follow an interesting and vibrant curriculum with many opportunities to develop independent leaning opportunities. Many of the topics covered have very clear cross curricular links such as the year 7 Kandinsky scheme links very well with Music. Some of the other topics covered at key stage three are: Pop art, Aliens and Monsters and multi-cultural. All key stage three students have the opportunity to visit galleries to extend their knowledge and art experience.
KS4 groups have the opportunity to opt for Art and Design or Photography GCSE. Both courses are extremely popular due to the innovative and exciting programmes of study. All KS4 GCSE subjects are allocated 5 lessons per fortnight.
The art department continues to build upon the achievement experienced in previous years. 2015 results were no exception; all students gained at least a grade C at both GCSE Art and GCSE Photography. 50% of the cohort achieved A*-A grades in Art and design, 66% achieved an A*-A in photography.
Homework is set by each faculty subject once every fortnight and often will link to the theme currently being studied within the lesson.
Homework is an important tool within the creative subject areas to aid students to build upon the skills learned within the lesson. Homework also allows students to demonstrate their ability to independently investigate personalised themes and topics.
- A willingness to express and share your views and opinions with others and work towards an agreement.
- To engage and develop curiosity in learning and strive to reach your full potential.
- The ability to work successfully as a member of a group or team.
- An ability to use language and understand images, events and icons in music, the arts and sport which have meaning in a culture.
- A respect for other’s needs, interests and feelings as well as your own.
Advice can be sought from all classroom teachers as well as Heads of Department and Faculty Head.
- Mr Blackman – Head of the Creative Arts Faculty.