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Fullhurst Community College


The fundamental aim of the Art department is to raise standards by helping students to develop an enquiring mind and the technical skills to express themselves confidently, creatively; with feelings and imagination.  Art is one of the best areas of the curriculum to lead this approach and the skills students learn here can be applied to all their other studies and to the rest of their lives.

Key Stage 3

The aim of KS3 Art is for students to learn the basic skills required to be able to fully engage and enjoy Art.  By the end of the year 8 rotation, students are able to appreciate and value images and artefacts across different times and cultures and to understand the contexts in which artwork is made.  Students learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently.  Over years 7 and 8, students work with paint, drawing media, digital media, clay and sculpture materials and print processes.  They are encouraged to develop independent learning skills.

Year 7 

Year 8 

Key Stage 4

Students who choose Art & Design as a GCSE examination subject study a broad-based unendorsed course, with emphasis on painting, drawing, mixed media, graphic design, textiles, ceramics and 3D.  Historical and critical studies are an integral part of the course.  Examination is by coursework and a timed externally-set paper.

Year 9 


Extra-curricular information

The department and individual staff run sessions after schools on most days as well as during lunchtime.  Holiday sessions are also run near to exam times. 



Mrs M Lachman  Teacher of Art
Miss J Marshall Teacher of Art and Technology
Mrs N Platts Teacher of Art
Miss J Simpkin Teacher of Art and Technology
Mrs M Tunaley PACA Technician
Mrs H Odedra Teaching Assistant PACA

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781