Curriculum intent

Learning in the Creative Arts offers students the opportunity to respond to the world around them through visual and auditory ways and drives children’s intellectual, emotional, moral and physical engagement in the world. The Arts empower young people, giving them the confidence to express, create, challenge, and explore the past, present and the future. Art at Broadoak provides an inclusive, empowering curriculum which enables all students to create meaningful and personal work that they are proud of.

Art will equip students with powerful transferrable skills such as problem solving, collaboration, perseverance, and resilience.

Our curriculum is broad, innovative, engaging, and enjoyable. It is immersive and multi-disciplined, providing a safe space for students to learn, practice and develop a range of skills

KS3 curriculum

Students will be assessed throughout the year for knowledge, understanding and skills and will complete two formal assessments in Term 2 and Term 6.

KS3 Art curriculum

KS4 curriculum

Students will be assessed throughout the KS4 for knowledge, understanding and skills and will complete three formal assessments in Term 6 of Year 10 and Term 2 and Term 4 of Year 11.

We study the AQA GCSE specification.

KS4 Art curriculum

Pathways beyond school – where could this subject take you?

A good GCSE Art portfolio enables you to apply with confidence for a range of post-16 courses, such as AS/A Level Art and/or Photography, BTEC in Art, Media and Design, and Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Art qualifications are the pathway to professions such as fashion design, graphic design, interior design, product design, web design, animation, advertising, working for television, teaching, and of course, for artists and craftspeople.

Extracurricular Opportunities

At Key Stage 4, students are encouraged to attend after-school and any additional sessions to help them improve their skills and enhance their grades. There is also a Key Stage 3 Art Club which runs after school once a week.