When studying Art and Technology, students get actively involved in their learning, working creatively with a range of tools and materials. They develop a sense of curiosity and desire to understand how they can construct and create through the exploration of food, textiles, art and graphics.
Students become confident when carrying out a range of challenging practical cookery skills, leading to greater independence in later years, as well as building a sound understanding of the nutritional and scientific function of food and how it supports a healthy life style.
Art, Graphics and Textiles teach students to see, interpret and express ideas using the formal elements of colour, line, form, pattern, shape, tone and texture, to create imaginative and visual 2D and 3D structures. Students are encouraged to consider the impact these have on the world around us.
All four subjects enrich students experience of life and encourage self-expression; instant results can be achieved in one lesson leading to a sense of achievement and success. Resilience is built on through problem solving in all areas and individual identity and cultural diversity is encouraged in all work.
All children follow these subjects in KS3 with opportunities to extend these to GCSE.