The Creative faculty offer inspiring, rigorous and practical subjects. It is our intent to provide our students with the core skills and qualities required for them to be successful learners in the classroom as well as equip them for the wider world of work.
Our students demonstrate independent problem solving skills with an emphasis on resilience and confidence in order to design and develop relevant responses, considering their own and other’s needs, wants and values. The Art department complements the work of the creative faculty: encouraging students to develop practical art skills as well as the language to be able to discuss the work of other artists. Students are encouraged to solve problems creatively looking for inspiration from the work of others when making their own response.
In Creative, students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.
Working in the state-of-the-art facilities Creative students have access to the equipment which allows the learning of relevant, cutting edge skills.
At Key Stage 3 students take modules in Art, Textiles, Engineering, Resistant Materials and Food.
At Key Stage 4 students are advised to study from the following range of Level 2 courses: – Art, Food and Nutrition, Engineering, Resistant Materials or Textiles. Learning and undertaking activities in Creative contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:
- skilful and creative with the ability to solve complex problems.
- successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
- confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.