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Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy




Subject Overview

As part of the Art & Design curriculum students are engaged in developing confidence in using a variety of creative skills through a varied programme of study that encourages breadth and depth in the development of students’ creativity. Students have opportunities to generate ideas and research from primary and contextual sources, record their findings, experiment with media and processes and develop and refine their ideas towards producing a portfolio of their learning journey. The art department encourages our students to create specifically commissioned art works based on a cross curricular project brief given by the various subject departments in OBA.



Name Role
Mr S. Smyth Teacher of Art & Photography
Miss K. Cleverly Teacher of Art & Photography



Pupils have access to the faculty Apple Mac suite to enhance their learning of digital media and processes such as photo shop.  The Art & Design classrooms are equipped with a computer and an interactive whiteboard, pupils can utilise professional art equipment such as easels/printmaking resources to further develop their learning in the classroom.


Year 7 Curriculum

Autumn Term: 
Drawing skills

Spring Term: 
Musical Art Kandinsky

Summer Term:
Portrait Drawing


Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn Term: 
Transcription Project – understanding Artists work.

Spring Term:


Summer Term:  

CD Covers.

KS4 – The GCSE Art and Design course provides students with the opportunities to experiment with a wide range of media and processes, developing and refining their ideas towards producing a portfolio that evidences their learning journey.

The course allows students to study a combination of drawing and painting, photography, critical studies and 3D design. Assessment is based on ability to record from observation and to use appropriate skills to plan and develop finished projects in a variety of media.


There are a range of support sessions that run at lunchtime and after school for pupils in all of the three key stages. Additional revision classes are available for all students before they sit GCSE and Advanced Level examinations in the holidays as well as in term time. There are also a range of homework support clubs for each key stage that are supervised by Art specialists.