At St. Joseph’s, we believe that Art education should be a varied and exciting subject that cultivates individual and original creative expression.


We hope to equip our students with the knowledge and transferable skills necessary for them to develop and explore their creativity, as well as enhance their technical ability.

The Art Department is composed of professionals who share a passion for teaching and hold the belief that, in a diverse and technologically advancing world, the arts serve as an expression of our culture’s deeper value.

A pupil in an art class

Our vision for every fine arts student includes the belief that education in the arts encourages students to develop intelligence not exercised in other classes. Arts education values both the process and the product. The arts have a far-reaching potential to help students achieve educational goals outside the discipline.

Within art lessons we give students the opportunity to analyse the work of artists and crafts people and to understand the context of the exploration of materials and processes they are using to create their own artwork.

Students will explore a range of traditional and new media to create artwork and in the process develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity.

They will learn to apply their understanding and think in the same way as artists, crafts people and designers to help give them a better understanding of the roles they play within the creative industries.

Curriculum intent Art draft 3

why should i study art at GCSE

Y7 ART knowledge organiser


Useful Art Websites

Progression model for art KS3

Learning journeys for art 2020

Progression model for Art KS3, Years 7 8 9

ks3 Learning journeys for art 2020

Art Y9 knowledge organiser

Art Y8 knowledge organiser

All KS3 ART knowledge organisers