Head of Faculty

Miss Kate Caldwell

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Curriculum intent

At Our Lady & Saint John our mission strives to nurture the ‘Gifts ad Talents through Art as a subject. To help us to understand and give meaning to the world in which we live. Art effects everyone’s lives and as such is an extremely valuable subject.

We support our students to aspire through their learning experiences to standards of excellence intellectually, practically, and aesthetically. As such the curriculum we provide is rich in skills and knowledge

Through our art curriculum, students are taught not only how to use formal elements within their artwork such as line, tone, colour, space, texture etc., but to also analyse how formal elements are used as powerful communication tools to create effect. Students experience a variety of media, techniques and processes over their studies. In KS3 students will develop their skills and understanding with progressive complexity and sophistication, so that they are able to make informed choices and work with increasing independence into Fine Art at GCSE

Through our curriculum, we aim to provide students with an experience that is exciting and to ensure that our students combine practical skills with creative thinking, developing highly valuable and transferrable skills for future careers and life.

Our aim in our Art curriculum is to enable our students to become:

· successful independent learners who enjoy learning, understand how to make progress and achieve to their full potential

· confident self-managers and team-workers, who are willing to take risks and keep an open-mind about new ideas and techniques

· responsible citizens aware of the role they play in society and the importance of Art in contributing to society

· Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Assessment details


NCFE Technical Award in Engineering

WJEC Hospitality & Catering