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Amazing Art from St Anselm's



Curriculum Leaders

Mrs L McKnight and Ms H Stone

Curriculum Intent Statement

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas “Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.”

Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Overview

GCSE Specification- 


A-Level Specification- 


Revision Guides


Higher Level Scheme of Work

Year 7 SOW: Cycle 1       Cycle 2        Cycle 3

Year 8 SOW: Cycle 1       Cycle         Cycle 3

Year 9 SOW: Cycle 1       Cycle 2        Cycle 3

Year 10 SOW Art

Year 10 SOW Photography 

Year 11 SOW Photography

Year 11 Art SOW:  Cycle 1,  component 1      Cycle 2/3, component 2

A level:

Art: Year 12 SOW

Year 13:  Component 1        Component 2

Photography: Year 12 SOW 

Year 13 Component 1         Component 2






Photography KS4

Photography KS5

This is a exciting, lively department run by the Curriculum Leaders Mrs McKnight and Ms Stone, with specialist teacher Miss Penfold and technician Miss Pettet. 

There are three specialist teaching rooms, kilns, a dark room and studio space used by the A Level students. The Schemes of Work are designed to build on the student’s prior learning and introduces them to new techniques, such as ceramics, graffiti, 3D construction, printing, painting and drawing skills. Taking risks and finding out the best materials to use for ideas is the basis for development and investigation, as well as sharing thoughts and opinions with each other. All pupils are encouraged to develop their work in relation to research into other artist's work and use sketchbooks and cameras to record images and ideas. GCSE and GCE students go to London and local art galleries, such as Margate, to visit art galleries and attend workshops.

Students frequently enter competitions and take part in local art events. The exam board have commented on the exemplary end of year show of the students' work. We are proud of the standard of student work and many continue their art studies into Higher and Further education.  Many have gone on to highly successful careers in the arts. We are lucky that our students return to St. Anselm’s to talk about their work and to run workshops. Practicing artists are an important part of the creative experience for students.

Careers information : https://www.theartcareerproject.com/careers/

Revision : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6hs34j        

Trips and Events:  http://www.stanselmscanterbury.org.uk/Curriculum/Trips-and-Events


Department staff:

Mrs L McKnight (Co-curriculum Lead) - l.mcknight@st-anselms.org.uk 

Ms Helen Stone (Co-curriculum Lead) - h.stone@st-anselms.org.uk 

Miss K Penfold (Teacher) - k.penfold@st-anselms.org.uk 

Miss R Pettet (Art Technician / Teacher KS3) - r.pettet@st-anselms.org.uk