The Arts

The Arts department comprises: Art & Design, Music, Performing Arts and Photography.

The Arts Department

  • Mr S Shackleton – Head of Department (joint)
  • Miss D Sellors – Head of Department (joint)
  • Mrs T Brough – Teacher of Art
  • Ms A Jenkins – Teacher of Drama
  • Mrs B Owczarek – Art Technician

Art & Design – Key Stage 3

The Art & Design course at Key Stage 3 provide s students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE courses in Key Stage 4. During Key Stage 3, students will be introduced to a range of historical and contemporary art from around the world. We will introduce students to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques that will enable them to create exciting art work in both 2D and 3D.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Shackleton by email to: s.shackleton@city.outwood.com

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Art & Design – Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Art, Craft & Design
During Key Stage 4, students will work on given projects to build up a portfolio of work. They will complete coursework which will make up 60% of their grade and they will complete an externally set assignment which will be 40% of their final grade. Students will learn about a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. They will also be expected to discover artists and art movements to provide inspiration for their work. Students will develop their skills both collaboratively and independently and they will receive excellent, guided feedback from our outstanding art staff. Students will work in sketchbooks so that they can effectively show their creative journey.

GCSE Art, Craft & Design is assessed in the following way:
Coursework 60%
Controlled Assessment 40%

Photography – Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Photography
During Key Stage 4 students will work on two Photography projects to build up a portfolio of work. They will complete coursework which will make up 60% of their grade and they will complete an externally set assignment which will be 40% of their final grade. Students will learn about a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. They will also be expected to discover and investigate Photographers to provide inspiration for their work. Students will develop their skills both collaboratively and independently and they will receive excellent, guided feedback from our outstanding staff. Students will work in sketchbooks so that they can effectively show their creative journey.

GCSE Photography assessed in the following way:
Coursework 60%
Controlled Assessment 40%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for either Key Stage 4 course please contact: Mr Shackleton by email to: s.shackleton@city.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities In Art & Design

Monday – Key Stage 4 Art Club
Wednesday – Key Stage 4 Art Club
Thursday – Key Stage 3 & 4 Art Club

Music – Key Stage 3

The Music course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the BTEC Music course in Key Stage 4. Music in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) focuses on Listening, Composing and Performing. As part of this, all students are encouraged to experiment and be creative. Great emphasis is placed upon musicality with all students being given the chance to develop their performing skills through the use of voice, keyboard/piano, drums, guitar and a host of other traditional and non-traditional instruments.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Ms Sellors by email to: D.Sellors@city.outwood.com

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Music – Key Stage 4

BTEC Music Level 1/Level 2
Students study a variety of disciplines, with their main focus being on developing their skills as a performer and a composer. This fantastic course also allows students to gain understanding and experience of the many varied roles on offer in the music industry and their responsibilities, through both study and application when putting on their own show.

BTEC Music is assessed in the following way:
Coursework 75%

  • Managing a Music Product
  • Introducing Music Performance
  • Introducing Music Composition

External Assessment 25%

  • The Music Industry

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Ms Sellors by email to: D.Sellors@city.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities In Music

Monday – Key Stage 4 Music
Tuesday – Rock School (all years)
Wednesday – Piano Club (all years)
Thursday – Key Stage 4 Music