Art, craft and design

Art is a fantastic and fascinating subject. It is another way in which we can communicate to others. Just the process of thinking in a creative way, designing and making ideas come to life, makes it exciting to teach and for students to learn. Art is also a window into different worlds; through artwork we can learn about different times, cultures and places.

At The Academy at Shotton Hall we provide many opportunities for our students to learn the practical hands-on aspects of art, as well as the historical and theoretical part of it too. In doing so, a solid foundation is created for those that want to take it further. We aim to heighten students’ understanding of their environment and develop cognitive abilities to assist in judgment making and communication skills.

Curriculum information

You can download a breakdown of the learning outcomes and topics we teach in art below or you can click to access further information on the syllabus followed by Year 9, 10 and 11 at Key Stage 4.

Out of the whole school I think art is the best subject to learn - you learn and do different things including the colour wheel and modelling using clay.
Year 9 student