The Arts Faculty aims to provide opportunities to enrich and enhance student learning through creativity, personal expression, problem solving, social and emotional development, technical knowledge & understanding and subject based skills.
In Key Stage 3, students experience a range of Arts subjects and have the opportunity to choose an arts option to study at Key Stage 4. At Key Stage 4, all students follow an examination board syllabus, offered at either Arts Award or GCSE level.
At Key Stage 5, students take part in WJEC Entry Level Qualification allowing them to explore a variety of creative experiences. Arts subjects are taught by specialist teachers and students have access to well-resourced teaching rooms.
Teaching and learning within the Arts Faculty offers a range of practical subjects such as:
MUSIC: Music at Queensbury offers an innovative Music curriculum which engages and inspires students to develop their skills in music through singing, listening, appraisal and devising simple composition. In lessons, musicians will increase their confidence, creativity and musical knowledge. As students progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose whilst listening to a variety of musical genres.
ART: In Art lessons students increase their ability to produce high-quality Art through developing artistic skills and techniques. Students acquire knowledge and skills to experiment, record and evaluate their own works of art through craft and design. As students progress, they begin to develop critical understanding of Art and Design to deepen their knowledge of Art and culture.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: At Queensbury Design and Technology is a practical subject which encourages students to use their creativity and imagination. Students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. They gain a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
TEXTILES: In Textiles lessons students learn skills through a variety of practical processes. Students will focus on the planning, designing and making in a range of creative projects. As Textiles is part of Design and Technology, students acquire similar skills such as designing and making products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
DRAMA: Drama lessons at Queensbury aim to provide students with an engaging curriculum, which begins naturally with learning through dramatic exploration. Drama lessons build on skills such as problem solving, self-esteem and team building and communication. In lessons students will improve their understanding of creating, performing and evaluating and will learn through drama techniques an enriched experience of Performing Arts.
ARTS AWARD: Arts Award offers Queensbury students the opportunity to learn about creativity and inspiration. Students prepare individualised arts journeys through artistic experiences whilst developing skill sets such as researching artists, designers and organisations, developing creative ideas and evaluating. Students will gain wider knowledge and appreciation of the Arts using it inform and inspire their own work.