Art and Photography

  • What is LHA aiming to achieve through its Art curriculum?
  • To develop passion and enthusiasm for Art and Design (inspire, excite, see, wonder and think).
  • To offer broad and varied SoL to engage students of all abilities.
  • To develop skills using a range of media, techniques and materials.
  • To learn about relevant artists and designers.
  • To learn about some of the key periods in Art and place the works within a historical, cultural, social and political context.
  • To have an ability to analyse the work of different artists and produce a personal response.
  • To develop transferrable skills e.g. problem solving, independent learning, resilience, self-control and organisation, presentation
    skills and group co-operation.
  • To improve and develop fine-motor skills e.g. hand-eye coordination.
  • To recognise  how contemporary Art can impact and affect our everyday lives (cultural capital).
  • To become aware of the creative and arts industries and the range of job opportunities.
  • To ensure all  students leave with an Art and Design qualification which reflects the best of their ability.


  • Progress is measured through formative assessment (continual) and summative assessment at the end of their SoL / project.
  • Good uptake for GCSE Art and Photography.
  • Results are consistently above national average
  • Post 16 arts uptake is positive and students visit our department for work experience.
  • Many students choose to attend extra-curricular workshops and choose to engage in independent studies.
  • Our students develop independent thinking skills through the promotion of self-directed study, developing transferrable suitable for post-16 study.
  • To be able to engage and appreciate the arts through a sense of enjoyment (wellbeing).
  • A career within the creative industries.