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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future


About this subject


In Key Stage 3 our pupils will explore practical and contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and new media and technologies. Pupils will have the opportunity to experiment with drawing and painting, mixed media, sculpture, land art, installation, printmaking, lens-based and/or light-based media.


If pupils chose to do GCSE Art & Design as an option subject they are required to produce a portfolio of work, which will include: research, preparatory and developmental studies and outcomes. There is also a externally set task where students respond to their chosen starting point.

The skills they will gain from this course are making appropriate use of colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form, using different approaches to recording images, investigating different ways of working, an understanding of spatial qualities, composition, rhythm, scale and structure and use of safe working practices. 


We hold an annual GCSE Art & Design, Photography and DT exhibition at The Nucleus Art Gallery in Chatham. Pupils showcase a retrospective of their work across all three subjects. The wide variety of pieces on display are enjoyed by pupils, staff, family, friends and the local community so we can celebrate the pupil’s successes. 



Every year the GCSE Art students have the opportunity to visit the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate. Students enjoy a navigator led tour of the exhibitions and engage in a navigator led workshop while at the gallery. 

Follow us on Twitter @TheRowansArt to keep up to date with all the exciting projects and the amazing art work being produced.  

Department Staff:

Teacher: Miss Ravate

Teaching Assistant: Miss Horsley

More photos can be found in the Art, Photo and DT Exhibition gallery here.