Alderman Peel 

High School

Wells-Next-The-Sea   Norfolk



Miss A Light


‘Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.’  Pablo Picasso.


Mission Statement: 

Art embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity! Art, craft and design aims to give the students the ability to understand, create, take part in and enjoy the visual arts whilst preparing them with some skills for life.  All students will be expected to develop original ideas and learn to analyse their own work and that of others. Whilst experimenting, developing skills and taking risks students will also learn from their mistakes and review, refine and evaluate their personal work.


KS3 Curriculum:

“ Art and design in schools should engage and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design”. National Curriculum for Art.

Students will begin to think critically and understand how art has helped shape our history, cultures and how we behave creatively ourselves.  Project titles include:  World Art and Pattern, Pop Art and Architectural Printmaking. By the end of KS3 pupils are expected to know, apply and understand skills and processes, developing their creativity and ideas fuelled by artists, architects and designers work. They will start to express their own views both verbally and in written form.


KS4 Curriculum: Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Art and Design GCSE

Students explore both contemporary and historical sources of Art Craft and Design both first hand and through secondary sources, such as galleries, The U.E.A Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts and working directly with local landscape artists, for example, on Wells beach.  GCSE students will use photography, their surroundings and personal research and ideas towards taking an individual approach to developing their work. Students are expected to analyse, critically, their own work and that of others. Our young artists will be encouraged to take creative risks, experiment and learn from  their mistakes.  60% of the course is a themed coursework personal portfolio following ‘People’ as a theme and ‘Apart and or Together’.  40% of the course is an externally set, themed assignment which includes a 10 hour, timed final piece of work undertaken in exam conditions in the art room.


Extra-Curricular Opportunities: 

Art Club, lunchtimes and after school.

UEA: The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts: Gallery tours,  workshops and sketching.     

 Norfolk Paint Out Wells Beach Art.     Tate Modern Video show.

 Recent winners:  Institute of East Anglian Artists Schools Competition

Holkham Hall Sketching Tours     Links to Norwich University of the Arts           Visiting Artists.

Ex student workshops.     Gresham’s School Art Department visit.