Creative Arts

Welcome to Creative Arts

The faculty of Creative Arts incorporates Music and Art where we allow students to express themselves in a range of topics, medias and styles and a mixture of traditional music practice on instrument and music technology in our fully equipped mac suite.

Staff

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Key Stage 3 – Music

The music course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the BTEC Level 2 in Music course in Key Stage 4. Students in Year 7 learn basic skills working with instruments and music technology leading them in to Year 8 where they practice performance skills and higher level skills.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Miss K Carpenter, Head of Faculty – Creative Arts.

Key Stage 3 – Art

The art course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE Art & Design course in Key Stage 4. We continually adapt projects to suit the demands that we know occur at Key Stage 4. We develop basic skills in Year 7 exploring a range of media and then continue this on in to Year 8 where we develop projects in a similar style that students would expect at GCSE level.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs G Fenton, Second in Faculty – Creative Arts.

Key Stage 4 – Music

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music

Topics covered:

• Composition
• Performance Skills
• The Music Industry
• Event management

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Miss K Carpenter, Head of Faculty – Creative Arts.

Key Stage 4 – Art

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Art & Design

Topics covered:

• Still life project
• Personal project
• Externally Set Assignment

GCSE Art & Design is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mrs G Fenton, Second in Faculty – Creative Arts.

Key Stage 5 – Art

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificatein Art & Design (NQF)

Topics covered:

  • Identity project
  • Undone project
  • Externally Set Assignment (x2 units)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Art & Design is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mrs G Fenton, Second in Faculty – Creative Arts.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design

Topics covered:

  • 6 units, 3 external units and 3 internally set
  • Identity project
  • Undone project
  • Sense of Place project

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mrs G Fenton, Second in Faculty – Creative Arts.

Enrichment Opportunities for Art and Music

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.