Aims for the department

“To provide robust Creative Arts & Vocational Education to Thamesview students facilitating a smooth transition to Post 16 Study, Work Place Training and beyond.”

We strongly believe in the CAVE Faculty that Creative Arts and Vocational Education should be accessible to all students irrespective of academic ability, physical ability, gender, ethnic group or social background. In light of this a variety of programmes have been designed to cater to all levels with a focus on valuable industry specific as well as transferable skills. This varied pallet includes Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Food Technology, Information Technology, Design Technology, Construction, Hair and Beauty and Child Development.

Interactive learning

All classrooms have either interactive whiteboards and projectors or touchscreen TVs; this helps our teaching staff to engage the students with modern technology in the learning process

Art Curriculum plan

Year Group

Curriculum overview


Years 7, 8, 9


Pop Art

Natural forms




Year 7 and 8 will be developing skills in sketching, painting, printing, mixed media and 3D.

Year 9 will be learning how to construct a GCSE project through studying a range of artists across different media.


Year 10

GCSE coursework component one. Sustained project.


Year 10 will be completing their sustained project for their GCSE course. They will study artists and learn how to analyse their work and produce their own pieces in response.


Year 11

GCSE coursework component one. Subsidiary project


GCSE component two. Exam.


Year 11 will complete the subsidiary component of their GCSE project in the first two terms before commencing with their GCSE exam from January until May.


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