Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Art & Design

“I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”     (John F. Kennedy)

The positive impact of the arts on both education and wider society are well documented.  Research from the Sutton Trust shows that participation within the arts can have the same effect on pupils learning as an extra 2 months of schooling per year.  Art and design is proven to have a positive impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.

At Oasis Academy Leesbrook all pupils have access to a broad and balanced art curriculum in which they will study a wide variety of styles, movements and artists, both contemporary and historical. Pupils will develop a range of skills including drawing, painting, 3D design and lens based media.

During Key Stage 3, pupils will be taught the skills they need to flourish should they choose the subject as an option in Key Stage 4, when they will follow the AQA GCSE programme of study.  The Assessment Objectives, against which pupils will be marked at Key Stage 4 are as follows:

  • AO1: Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.
  • AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.
  • AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

Should you have any questions about the Art and Design curriculum at Oasis Leesbrook please contact Mr P Jones, Assistant Principal and Curriculum Leader for Art.