In Art & Design at Longfield, pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings.

They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. In art, craft and design, pupils reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently.


Technology

In Design and Technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs.

They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

KS3 Specifications and Assessment

Within Art, Design and Technology pupils are taught a wide range of skills and techniques. These can  create a basis ready for KS4.

Within the faculty we teach:

Fine Art, Digital Art, Art Graphics, Photography, Design and Technology, electronics, systems and control, product design, graphic design textiles, engineering and Food and Nutrition.

We use the new 9 – 1 assessment criteria to show pupils how they progress through KS3 and KS4. The assessment criteria for Food is shown below.

Food Progress Points

At KS3 we encompass all areas of Art, Design and Technology. The curriculum plan for Hard Technology can be found here.


KS4 Specifications and Assessment

Within Art, Design and Technology we cover a wide range of GCSE and vocational qualifications. These qualifications allow pupils to access both theory and practical skills to help them to progress in ‘Life after Longfield’.

The qualifications currently offered are:

  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Food and Nutrition

As a faculty we are constantly looking to improve the qualifications we offer, and are in close discussions with many exam boards to ensure diversity.

Art

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will  submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Students choose one or more of the titles below for study.

Design and Technology

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will  submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Subject Content

  • Core technical principles
  • Specialist technical principles
  • Designing and making principles

Engineering

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Core content

  • Engineering materials
  • Engineering manufacturing processes
  • Systems
  • Testing and investigation
  • The impact of modern technologies
  • Practical engineering skills

Food Preparation and Nutrition

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit their exam and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Food preparation skills – these are intended to be integrated into the five sections:


Meet The Staff

Staff Name Job Title Contact details
Mr M Kirkbride Faculty Leader – ADT mkirkbride@longfield.uk.com
Mr D Rich Assistant Faculty Leader – ADT drich@longfield.uk.com
Miss Z Jeffries Leader in ADT ( Food ) zjeffries@longfield.uk.com
Mr M Payton Leader in ADT ( Art ) mpayton@longfield.uk.com
Miss A Kell Teacher of Food akell@longfield.uk.com
Miss F Robertson Teacher of Art frobertson@longfield.uk.com
Mrs J Walker HLTA Food jwalker@longfield.uk.com