Art & Design/Textiles

Welcome to Rockwood’s Art and Design Department, an environment which is energetic, vibrant and inspiring. Expectations are set high, creativity and imagination is encouraged.

We want our students to aim high. They are given the opportunity to explore a range of new skills, develop their ideas and refine their work. The department includes a Textiles room and an Art room. Equipped with computers, Photoshop, sewing machines, an array of materials and a kiln. Artwork is displayed throughout the school demonstrating the quality of students’ work

  • Students are encouraged to express their ideas through independent study, creative collaboration with students and outside providers, practical work and personal reflection.
  • We aim to provide our students with a holistic platform addressing current issues related to SMSC within Art and Design.
Head of Department

Head of Faculty: Mr I Smith

Head of Department: Miss G Codona

Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. What are Art skills?
  2. Inspired by natural form
  3. Cakes and Sweets
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Artist apprentice -Where we live
  2. Inspired by books
  3. Option Students will be given a Summer introduction project to complete in preparation for KS4 GCSE study
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Presentation and Recording
  2. Photography
  3. Fine Art: Painting, printing and Mixed Media
  4. Teacher’s choice of Specialism: Either Fine Art or Textile based
  5. Combined Response
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Identity – Course work and final piece
  2. Ordinary and the Unusual course work and exam final piece
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Individuals and their environments. Sketchbook and final piece
  2. Exam topic chosen and Final exam preparation – Display boards and exam final piece.
Qualification, Examination and Assessment

KS3 Year 7/8
One at the beginning one in the middle one at the end

KS4 Year 9

KS4 Year 10/11
OCR 60% CW Sketchbook and final piece
40% CA – Exam 4/8 A2 display boards & final piece