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Art and Design

The purpose of the Art curriculum at The Howard School is:

  • to allow our students to learn how to interpret and create images.
  • encourage the creativity of our students, building their interpretative and technical skills and enhancing their understanding of the power of images and sculpture to communicate their views of the world.
  • to incorporate the following: historical, contemporary, social, cultural and issues-based contexts, techniques and aesthetics to inspire and to evolve these in response to the needs of our students’ projects.
  • to enable our students to confidently develop ideas, themes, subjects and understand how feelings can inspire creative responses.
  • to support our students’ understanding of how visual language can communicate personal ideas, meanings and responses. 
  • to allow our students to critically reflect upon their creative journey encouraging them to have independent views and opinions, over time.
Art and Design



Ms Neech Assistant Headteacher/ SIP
Mrs Jones Teacher of Art & Design
Miss Mitchell Teacher of Art/Photography & Design Technology
Ms Barnes Teacher of Art/Design
Ms Pasierkiewicz Teacher of Art/Photography
Mr Pasierkiewicz Teacher of Art/Photography
Mrs Bassant Joint Head of Art/Design
Mrs Williams Joint Head of Art/Design
Miss Swanston Teacher of Art/Photography

Learning Journey


Courses offered on Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

Gcse fineart

A level in fine art aqa 1

Reading Curriculum

Reading curriculum for Art

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