The Art Department at Moreton School consists of two Art specialists who are trained in a variety of Art genres covering 2D and 3D making techniques and traditional and contemporary Art skills. We are a vibrant and welcoming department that pride ourselves on our interactive and intensive Art lessons that aim to build on students practical skills, confidence and creativity.
The Art Department have excellent facilities that mean we can use a wide variety of Art creating techniques including observational pencil drawing, printing, clay work, painting and sculpture. Our schemes of work are designed to engage and encourage pupils to think for themselves, try new things, build resilience, and develop a love for the subject. We have extensive assessment strategies in place to ensure that pupils are monitored throughout KS3, 4 and 5. We use a variety of self, peer and teacher feedback strategies to encourage students to reflect on and develop their progress.
As a department we are committed to raising the achievement and aspirations of our students, 2016-17 results show that the department achieved above national averages. With 90.9% of students studying Art at GCSE level gained an A* to C grade, with 71.4% making better than expected progress and 36.4% of pupils achieved A – A*. All students who studied Art A ‘level gained a C grade or above, with 33.33% of the cohort achieving A*.
Out of lesson time we run a number of activities aimed at different year groups and ability sets to encourage students to deepen their understanding of Art based practices and practical skills in a variety of media. We will also be running activities aimed to challenge our more able and creative students and taking visits out of school to encourage students to see Art work in real life settings.
Our Aim as a creative faculty is to aspire to create proactive, confident and imaginative pupils. That are reflective and forward thinking, who are determined to achieve!
You can view some of our work on the School Flickr page in the Creative Arts Collection
Head of Art
Miss J. Williams