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Head of Department: Mr S. Lilley



The curriculum for Art, Design Technology and ICT (ADIT) offers a range of subjects and topics that are inspiring, innovative, rigorous and practical.

Using creativity and imagination, students are encouraged to explore, design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

The curriculum is split into three distinct subject areas: Art, Design Technology and ICT. Therefore, students are able to acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and topics.

Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

Through the evaluation of past and present they can develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world, as well as enabling them to be ready for an ever changing climate.


  1. Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  2. Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to nurture a natural curiosity in students to challenge and question.
  3. Develop confidence in students through a plethora of methods to enable them to be confident risk takers building their resilience to the fear of failure and enable them to problem solve.

All the three subject areas offer a plethora of subjects; the wide range curriculum ensures there is choice for ALL students regardless of ability.

Art : KS5 (A Level Art, A Level Photography), KS4 (GCSE Art, GCSE Photography, GCSE Textiles).

Design Technology : KS5 (A Level Product Design, Tech-Level Engineering), KS4 (GCSE Engineering, BTEC Engineering, GCSE Food, GCSE Design Technology, BTEC Construction)

ICT : (A Level Computer Science, OCR Cambridge Technical ICT), KS4 (GCSE Computer Science, BTEC ICT)

All three subject areas cover a wide range of topics in KS3 which ensures students have a strong foundation of skills in preparation for KS4 and beyond.

If you require any further information please contact the Head of Department, Steve Lilley -