Creative Art


The Creative Art team consists of one full time teacher who offers a range of experience as well as experiencd teaching assistants to support.

Achievement and progress

Year 7, Year 8 and 9 are taught in their year groups for two periods per week.

Year 10 and 11 are spilt again into groups - one for Entry Level Art and one for GCSE Art and Design – they continue in these groups until the end of key stage four as each course is run over the two years. Currently they have three lessons per week.

Curriculum Overview

The schemes of work used in KS3 help promote individual artistic styles which can then be transferred into KS4. Year 7 and 8 carry out experimental work to enthuse and develop individual style. Once students have entered Year 9 they follow the ASDAN Expressive Arts Award. Art at Oaklands is enjoyable and achievable, with outstanding facilities to help support every learner.

Year Topics


Colour, mood & emotion, Vincent Van Gogh, Egyptian Art, St Saens, landscape and scenery, Maggie Hambling, History and Culture, using Fimo (RM), Georgia O'Keeffe.


Henri Matisse & Pablo Picasso, World War Two, Asian Celebrations including Chinese New Year & Diwali, Drawing , Painting & Printing skills. Henri Matisse, Colour, shape, pattern, drawing kills, painting skills, colour theory.


Year 9 - Antoni Gaudi, mosaic work, Lowry, learning new techniques such as clay pinch pots using angel fibres.

All the work that Year 9 produce is presented in a exhibition at the end of the academic year.

Lowry Centre trip

 10 and 11 

All learners are required to produce a portfolio of work based around the following;

Individual Projects, Colour & pattern, Bugs and Critters, Street Art, Shape, Paper Manipulation, Myself, Animals and previous examination questions.  Learners will also be developing techniques, sketchbooks, presenting and mounting portfolios for examination.

Trips organised for the Tate Liverpool for GCSE Groups.