Art and Design at The Westleigh School is an inspiring, practical subject within which all pupils are provided with a wide range of engaging and challenging experiences. This significant breadth of creative opportunity is linked to many aspects of Art, Craft and Design practice. Pupils will experience and develop work using drawing, painting, printmaking, 3-D sculpture, photography and digital manipulation using a broad range of medium and processes.


Within Art lessons students learn to develop their creative making/technical skills alongside their ability to analyse, critique and evaluate work through individual and collaborative projects in an environment which fosters individuality, creativity and imagination. Projects link to a wealth of different traditional and contemporary artists and practices and are inspired by cultures, movements, people and places.

“Being creative is a positive act – an act of “putting out there”, of belief, of confidence. Creators are contributors. Creative people excite and feed other people. Creative people reflect and create diversity and richness. They help build a sense of identity and a lasting legacy”-
Paul Briggs, Access Art


Lunchtime and after school sessions are heavily subscribed; particularly with GCSE students who enjoy additional access to facilities to develop their coursework.



To view our Arts and Photography Long Term Plans - CLICK HERE or on the LONG TERM image to the left. 



Currently, the examination boards studied at Key Stage 4 are:



Year 10 

Year 11 













Page updated: 01/07/2021