The Creative Arts department is home to Art, Drama, Photography and Music. The nature of these disciplines enables students to express themselves through a variety of disciplines.
The Creative Arts curriculum incorporates an exciting and stimulating selection of subject areas taught to all students in KS3. At Key Stage 4 students may elect to choose either Art, Music or Photography GCSE or may choose the BTEC 1st Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) – which incorporates dance, drama or music pathways.
As a department, we firmly believe in developing responsible, independent students who can adapt and apply their skills with in a range of situations and disciplines. At the core of this we have a contemporary curriculum driven by the development of high level creative thinking skills. Teachers are focused on facilitating the very latest in Arts practice mirroring industry standards. This gives students the best opportunity to showcase their talent and develop their skills. As such Creative Arts at Clayton is a vibrant and dynamic department that strongly believes in empowering its students to become independent and responsible learners.
As well as a stimulating class-based learning environment, we aim to offer our students a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme of events. This includes shows, art exhibitions art based workshops and singing groups. Students also have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument through our work for outside peripatetic teachers.