Welcome to the Art page. Here you will find out everything you need to know about our department including what we teach and how we assess our pupils.

Aims & Objectives

The Art Department aims to develop the pupil's knowledge, skills and understanding of art in a historical and cultural context. There are a number of key concepts in the National Curriculum that underpin the study of art, craft and design. Pupils need to understand these concepts in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding.

What are the aims of each area?

The key concepts are:

  • Creativity - Students produce imaginative images, artefacts and other outcomes that are both original and of value.
  • Competence - Investigating, analysing, designing, making, reflecting and evaluating effectively.
  • Cultural Understanding - Students will engage with a range of images and artefacts from different contexts, recognising the varied characteristics.
  • Critical Understanding - Students explore visual, tactile and other sensory qualities of their own and others' work.

Key Stage 3 - Years 7 & 8

What will our pupils study?

In year 7 and 8, students study Art for one lesson a week by specialist staff. Students study a range of termly projects covering a range styles and processes.

Curriculum Overview

How will our pupils be assessed?

Years 7 and 8 are assessed internally with their overall progress being reflected in National Curriculum levels from level 4 to level 7 at intervals throughout the Key Stage.

How have our KS3 pupils progressed so far?

Key Stage 3 Results - Art
Levels 5 and above

Key Stage 4 - Years 9, 10 & 11

What will our pupils study?

Year 9, 10 and 11 option groups have two Art lessons a week. Termly projects are taught covering a wide range of artistic styles and process with an emphasis on independent learning. Pupils can specialise in areas of fine art including photography and fashion design if they wish

Curriculum Overview

How will our pupils be assessed?

The final grade is made up of 60% coursework, 40% ten hour timed test. All work is internally assessed and then moderated by a visiting examiner.

We currently use Edexcel GCSE Art and Design.

How have our KS4 pupils progressed so far?

Key Stage 4 Results - Art
A* - C % pass rate

What can it lead to?

Studying Art is very important for developing imaginative and creative minds. It is also necessary for the following careers:

  • Product Design
  • Architecture
  • Printmakers
  • Photography
  • Fashion Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Web Design
  • Special Effects Make-Up Artists
  • Animators

Accommodation & Resources

All Art lessons are taught by specialist teachers, in 2 well equipped classrooms. Both rooms have interactive whiteboards and one classroom is equipped with 15 computers. Pupils also have access to iPads and ICT rooms which can be booked by staff


Art is a very popular subject at Healing and many students have gone on to study Art at both A level and degree level.