The Creative Curriculum KS3
The Creative faculty consists of the Art and DT departments. Each area has a specialist lead teacher, who oversees the teaching, learning and assessment within each subject. The subject specialists are supported by a key stage two link teacher who is responsible for the implementation in the primary years.
We know that before joining The Observatory School pupils may have gaps in their skills due to barriers to learning or time missed from education. The Creative Faculty’s intent is that all pupils will be able to close these gaps through individually targeted classroom teaching.
The creative faculty works closely with all of the other faculties in the school. We aim to provide an inspiring curriculum, nurturing the development of the whole child and in which every child can achieve.
The National Curriculum Framework 2014 is central to our curriculum and every pupil is taught in line with those expectations. However, our distinct curriculum also includes learning opportunities that are designed to support our values and reflect our local and international communities whilst retaining the flexibility to respond to our pupils’ changing interests and the developing world around them.
In Year 10 students will be placed into an academic or vocational pathway, which enables them to be working at the right level for their skills and knowledge. All departments within the faculty offer students the opportunity to achieve a range of formal qualifications, at the right level for their abilities and future aspirations.
GCSE Art and Design
ASDAN Foodwise – BTEC Homecooking Skills Level 1 and 2