Art & Design

The school has a proud tradition over many years of excellence in the Arts. The Art and Design department has a large teaching area, divided into 2 classrooms, with a wide range of materials and equipment for pupils to access. Students follow a diverse curriculum at KS3 and are able to further develop their talents through extra curricular activities.

Overview of the faculty 

Rebekah Farrington-Evans – Head of Arts Faculty / Teacher of Media and Music

Art + Design:

Julie Crowder – Asst. Head of Arts Faculty / Teacher of Art.

Lucy Kelly / Teacher of Art and SENCO.

Kate Bufton / Art + Design Technician

Performing Arts:

Gary Horler – Asst. Head of Arts Faculty. Teacher of Drama and Music

Simone Rhoden – Teacher of Drama, Music and Dance

Bethany Kenny – Teacher of Performing Arts

Martin White – Teacher of Media

Chris Burke – Performing Arts Technician

PE:

Mr Daniel Lyons –  Teacher of PE / Head of Year 11

Mr Kevin Sellars – Teacher of PE / Head of Year 10

Miss Kate Chapman – Teacher of PE

Mandy Leech – Teacher of BTEC Child Development

What is covered/Curriculum content: 

e.g GCSE Specification & board, topics covered at KS3

Year 7 is aimed at developing basic skills in a variety of sports and ensure that students can take part in a small sided game/activity in this area.

Year 7 Boys

Football, Basketball, Health Related Exercise, Badminton, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis

Year 7 Girls

Netball, Dance, Health Related Exercise, Football, Badminton, Rounders, Athletics, Tennis

Year 8 is aimed at reinforcing the skills developed in Year 7 and begin to understand and develop tactics in these sports/activities

Year 8 Boys

Football, Basketball, Health Related Exercise, Badminton, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis

Year 8 Girls

Netball, Dance, Health Related Exercise, Football, Badminton, Rounders, Athletics, Tennis

Year 9 is aimed at developing how to participate in a full version of the sport or activity and how a life long involvement can help promote and be part of a healthy lifestyle.

Year 9 Boys

Football, Basketball, Health Related Exercise, Badminton, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis

Year 9 Girls

Netball, Health Related Exercise, Badminton, Football, Rounders, Athletics, Tennis

Art and Design KS4:

AQA GCSE Art, Craft and Design

Performing Arts KS4:

2019-2021 = AQA Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Performing Arts

2018 – 2020 = BTEC Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Performing Arts

Music KS4:

BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Music

Media KS4:

BTEC Level 1/2 Technical Award in Creative Media Production

PE KS4:

BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Sport