Subject Philosophy

Our aim is to inspire pupils to create personal outcomes by providing a rich and varied source of historical and contemporary Visual Art experiences. Our philosophy is to support and encourage personal development of artistic skills. We have a highly ambitious ethos and culture where we encourage pupils to think and work independently in order to make progress. Pupils will research a wide range of Artists, designers and crafts people to build their own artistic skills.

The Art  and Photography Department

There are 3 members of staff in our Art department, who have a broad range of experiences and expertise.

The department consists of:

Miss J Rathod - Head of Department

Miss F Wrigley

Mrs J Carroll

Art and Photography Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to introduce pupils to a wide range of art, craft and design skills. It is structured to cover a range of topics that allow pupils to build key skills needed in observational drawing, painting, collage, photography, relief work and 3D. The course provides pupils with an understanding of what is required at Key stage 4.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 pupils have the option to choose Art: Fine Art and Art: Photography as separate GCSEs. Both courses produce a portfolio of work following the AQA GCSE course. The course is structured around themes that offer a starting point for pupils to explore. Using topics as a framework pupils will research artists, craftspeople, designers and photographers as well as different cultures. Pupils are encourage to develop personal ideas and an independent direction through a range of visual analysis and observational work. Homework is an important part of the personal development of each project which builds to form a rich body of visual coursework.


Useful Link

AQA website with GCSE specification and marking framework. Tate galleries offer a wide range of free exhibitions around the country and an on line resources bank to find a wide range of artist, designers and craftspeople. Pinterest is an online search engine designed specifically for visual arts. Pupils can follow roytoncromptonartdept on Pinterest to find inspiration on current topics.

@roytonandcromptonartdept Instagram page is an online gallery showcasing pupils work in the Art Department.