Total raised for Charity

Students and staff came together to raise money through a range of activities throughout this school year. Thank you to everyone involved.


Art at Bilton

  • Miss Elena Tew, BA HONS Manchester Metropolitan University PGCE Birmingham City University
  • Mrs Laura Parker, BA HONS University of the West of England, Bristol QTS University of Warwick
  • Mrs Hayley Barnard, Ba Hons Degree at Birmingham City University QTS - The Cambridge Partnership
  • Ms Jacky Smith, BA Hons Visual Arts University of Northampton, PGCE Art and Design – Oxford Brookes, Advanced Skills Teacher – Pedagogy and Practice

  • Mrs Karen Curtis, Creative Technician Qualified in Photoshop
  • Miss Claire Francis

Key Stage Three

At Key Stage Three, our Art curriculum focuses on the basics of drawing, painting and sculpture. As students move through Key Stage Three, they have the opportunity to study more challenging topics such as Cubism, Perspective and GCSE style projects in Design. We are incredibly proud of the work that our Key Stage Three students are able to produce and regularly exhibit their work at whole school events.

Key Stage Four

In Key Stage Four, students work on an Extended Project based on a choice of titles that are provided for them. Students are expected to complete two projects by the start of Year 11. Projects can focus on specific areas of strength, such as drawing or painting, to ensure that students secure the very best outcomes possible. Many of our students’ work has been exhibited around the school and in the local community. We’re incredibly proud that so many of our Art students go on to study Art at A level and beyond.

Key Stage Five

In Key Stage Five, students have the opportunity to study Art in preparation for university. We also offer A Level Photography which has proved incredibly popular in recent years, securing excellent outcomes for students at A Level. In Art, students are asked to complete an Extended Project that builds towards their exam at the end of the first and second year. This model is mirrored in the Photography specification; many of our students have had their work exhibited around the school and beyond which demonstrates the quality of the work that is produced at Bilton.

View Art Termly Plan 2017-2018

View Art GCSE Specification

View Art A level Specification

A Level Art

Our AS Art students have been working on the theme structures and produced a wide variety of work in different media. If parents/students would like to see more of the work these talented students have produced and find out more about the course please come along to our open evening on Wednesday 15th November 7-9pm and see if Art or Photography is a subject year 11s would like to opt for.

Art News


Year 12 and 13 Photography

Year 12 and 13 have been using a variety of media to manipulate their own photographs. The students explored photomontage and sculpture too!
More of these exciting outcomes will follow next week. Well done photography students.

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Perspective Competition

Thank you to all the students that entered the competition, we were overwhelmed with the standard of the entries from year 7-13.

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Year 7 Art - Mixed Media Work

Year 7 have been developing the application of tone through the use of collage techniques as part of their still-life topic.

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Year 8 Art Analysis

Year 8 students were taking part in an art analysis lesson this morning. They were given postcards of different art works, then took turns to describe the work to each other and for the 'listener' to draw from the description.

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Year 9 GCSE Art

Miss Smith's art students have been experimenting with a range of media exploring materials as part of the Natural Forms project. The work shown is the mono printing process. Great work Year 9

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Year 9 GCSE Art, Studying Karl Blosfeldt

Year 9 GCSE Art and Design. Miss Smiths Art group have been creating large scale responses to the work of Karl Blosfeldt,

The students have explored using mixed media techniques.

Great work Year 9

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Year 9 GCSE Art

Stunning work from our Year 9 GCSE art class. They have been working on a "Natural Forms" project this half term and have been inspired by the work of the artist "Peter Randall-Page".

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Art Competition - The Results

Mrs Parker and the Art department would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered the art competition!

All your drawings, paintings and collages were wonderful, which made judging very difficult.

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