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St Francis Xavier

Curriculum by year

Use the links below to view the Art curriculum by year.

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11



Art vision

In Art we aim to provide a space within the school curriculum for pupils to be creative and imaginative. We explore aesthetics and expression and encourage pupils to be confident in taking creative risks when developing their artistic ideas. We have planned a structured curriculum to build confidence in a range of practical skills and techniques to allow pupils to develop as independent artists and to effectively express themselves.

We explore art within different cultures whilst also encouraging pupils to draw, photograph and appreciate their local environment.


Whole school visions

Use the links below to view our whole school vision and curriculum vision. 

Whole school vision Whole school curriculum vision    


Curriculum team

  • Mrs C Thompson - Joint Head of Art
  • Ms V Tindall - Joint Head of Art


KS4 courses  

  •  GCSE Fine Art - AQA



Enrichment opportunities

KS4 students are encouraged to attend informal 'drop in' sessions at lunchtime and after school to develop their GCSE coursework.

The Art department organises trips to Galleries such as the Yorkshire Sculpture park and York Art Gallery as part of their GCSE studies.

We have a 'sketching walk' in Yearr 10 around Richmond and Easby to gather visual information about the rich natural, architectural and historic environment around the school.

We have regular workshops by local artist Ed Kluz to explore his method of creative mixed media collage and his love of local historical buildings.