Art & DT

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Our art and design curriculum at Stanchester, aims to engage, inspire and challenge all students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As students progress, they develop the knowledge to enable them to think critically and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Our curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all students:  

•     produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences  

•     become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques  

•     evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design  

•     know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4
Year 7 Art Year 10 Art
Year 8 Art Year 10 Photography
Year 9 Art  


Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4
Year 7 Resistant Materials Year 10 3D Design
Year 8 Resistant Materials  
Year 9 Resistant Materials  


Key Stage 3
Year 7 Textiles
Year 8 Textiles
Year 9 Textiles

Food and Nutrition

As part of their work in food, students at Stanchester are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating, instilling a love of cooking to as a form of creativity and expression of care (to self and others). Students learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables them to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Our curriculum in Food develops students learning and developing their knowledge in:

Understanding and applying the principles of nutrition and health

Cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet

Become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes

Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients

Begin to understand the science behind the ingredients, the reactions and the process of combining and cooking ingredients

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4
Year 7 Food  
Year 8 Food  
Year 9 Food