Creative Arts and Technology

cat2The Creative Arts and Technology encompasses the areas of Art, Drama, DT, Food and Music. It is a busy and vibrant faculty were pupils can express themselves creatively and enjoy learning. £76.9 billion pounds are generated annually by the cultural and creative industries and 1.7 million are employed in the creative industries. * At Lowton Cof E High School we acknowledge the importance that these subjects hold for pupils and have the highest aims for our pupils. We work with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and The Mall Galleries and are constantly seeking new challenges and opportunities for our pupils.

Art

“As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.” Vincent van Gogh

The Art department offers a warm welcome to all pupils, parents and visitors. The Art department offers a caring and supportive environment that enables all pupils to explore their artistic potential. Pupils are encouraged to consider a wide range of approaches when expressing themselves through different materials, media and techniques.

The Art department will help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of art, craft, design and media. They will study the role of art today, in the past and in different cultures. Pupils will also develop an understanding of the different roles, audiences and consumers for art, craft and design. They will experience different work practices and look at relevant processes and equipment too.

GCSE Art and Design is excellent preparation for progression to A Level in Art and Design or BTEC Level Three Art and Design. Depending on the options pupils take, it could lead towards a wide range of careers in the art and design field, including fine art, new media, games development and games technologies.

Children see before they speak, make marks before they write, build before they walk. Their ability to appreciate and interpret what they observe, communicate what they think and feel is the future of art.

For more information please visit the Art Curriculum Page

Drama

All pupils learn to think creatively and how to present ideas to each other in a safe and secure environment. Pupils are inspired through creative teaching and professional practitioners who visit the school to have high expectations and not to be afraid of trying something new. Many of our Year 8 boys took up the opportunity to dance with Zulus when they came to school.

Through Drama pupils develop:

  • Self confidence
  • Imagination
  • Empathy
  • Co-operation
  • Communication skills
  • Concentration
  • Problem solving
  • Self Discipline
  • Social Awareness

Drama creates a real buzz around the school and pupils enjoy working with others from different year groups and presenting their work to parents, friends and the local community through a variety of curricular and extra curricular activities.

For more information please visit the Drama Curriculum Page

Food Technology

‘Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art!’ Broaden your cooking skills and learn how to make exciting dishes. Cooking is were the fun begins!

Cooking is one of the main life skills that everyone needs later in life. It is crucial that you know how to; eat well, prepare meals and provide for yourself and others.

Food Technology is one of the few practical subjects that Lowton has to offer. Learn how to bake, cook, chop, slice, roast, fry, glaze, frost, ice…the list is endless! Boost your confidence in the kitchen and you will soon be the next Jamie Oliver or Mary Berry.

For more information please visit the Food Technology Curriculum Page

Music

‘Music can change the world because it can change people’ – Bono

We all know how music affects our feelings and energy levels! Without even thinking about it we use music to create desired moods – to make us happy, to energise, to bring back powerful memories, to help us relax and focus.

Music helps us –

  • Focus concentration
  • Increase attention
  • Improve memory
  • Release tension
  • Enhance imagination
  • Provide inspiration and motivation
  • Create a desired atmosphere

Music is a powerful tool for our personal expression within our daily lives and helps us ‘set the scene’ for many important experiences.

For more information please visit the Music Curriculum Page

Resistant Materials

“When you say ‘design,’ everybody thinks of magazine pages. So it’s an emotive word. Everybody thinks it’s how something looks, whereas for me, design is pretty much everything.” – James Dyson

This is the perfect subject to cover both purely creative and academic styles of study. Students will have opportunity to perfect practical skills, learn about design theory, hone their styles of presentation and enjoy freedom to produce unique and functional products. This is an all-encompassing subject that requires the use of a wide variety of skills therefore keeping interest for every individual.

The variety of skills and learning opportunities make this an ideal subject for equipping students with skills for life. Students will engage with a client and have to take into account their views and manipulate their designs to fit for particular needs. Design will enable students to think openly, consider wisely and adapt their reasoning.

Design and Technology at Lowton Church of England High School is cutting edge. We have state of the art technology facilities and resources which allow students to achieve the best possible design ideas. This subject encompasses a huge range of skills and encourages students to work independently from the start.

For more information please visit the Resistant Materials Curriculum Page

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