The Art Department at Morton Academy provides students with high-quality challenging education, inspiring in students a curiosity and fascination of the arts. Teaching equips students with knowledge and skills relating to a wide range of artists, materials, tools, techniques and processes.

Students follow a varied curriculum at KS3 (see attached curriculum map) to prepare them for GCSE Art. At KS4 pupils have the opportunity to study the Edexcel GCSE Fine Art course where they receive expert tuition and guidance and will have the opportunity to explore their own ideas. GCSE Fine Art is the perfect stepping stone to A-Level Art, BTEC Art and Design or for any pupils wanting to work in the creative industries.

  • Promotes an understanding of world cultures and movements both historical and modern, and the work of other artists.
  • Promotes an understanding of modern practices and trends as well as traditional skills.
  • Promotes an understanding of the world of work, how to achieve career goals in the Arts and the steps needed to arrive at a desired career. 
  • Provides opportunity and freedom for pupils to express themselves and develop their own ideas.
  • Provides opportunity for pupils to explore a range of materials, tools, and techniques.
  • Provides opportunity for pupils to master techniques and materials.
  • Produces pupils who can verbalise their understanding and appreciation of the Arts.
  • Produces pupils who see nothing unusual about visiting art galleries, theatres, and concerts.
  • Produces pupils who understand that careers in the Arts are not the reserve of the middle classes.

The development of cultural capital is an integral part of the Art curriculum at Morton Academy. Our carefully selected topics provide pupils with insights into cultural, social and economic diversity. 

For example, we study a range of artists and cultures from around the world and from a variety of time periods. We explore the context and meaning of the work, its legacy and its impact on the modern world.

Careers education is an integral part of the Art curriculum. In Key Stage 3, all topics have a careers element embedded, this is usually in the form of a case study of a professional working in a particular field of the creative industries. Before pupils take their options in Year 9, we endeavour to inform and educate our pupils on the creative industries, the jobs available and the steps needed to achieve career goals.

Further information on the creative industries can be found here:

Scott Winstanley - Subject Leader, Art

Jennifer Boyd - Art Teacher

Zoe Charlton - Art Technician

Julie Charlton - Art/Display Technician

Curriculum Maps


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