“A forward-looking school with traditional values”
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18 Feb 2019
Fairfield operates a two-week timetable, details of which will be in your child’s planner. This panel will show you which week we are currently on and allow you to check future dates.

Our curriculum

See also: Curriculum overview
Curriculum Plan, Years 7-11

Art & Design
Design & Technology
Modern Foreign Languages
Physical Education
Religious Studies
Vocational Subjects
– Animal Care
– Children’s Play, Learning & Development
– Construction and the Built Environment
– Creative Crafts

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Art & Design

Creativity is at the heart of the Art and Design Curriculum. Students are actively encouraged to work independently and to develop enquiring minds. They are taught all the skills associated with an Art and Design course such as drawing and painting, observational drawing, threedimensional modelling, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, problem solving and the study of the work of other artists, craftspeople and designers.

Students in years 10 and 11 can choose to take a GCSE course in Art and Design, following the Art OCR “broadbased” specification. This permits them to experience a wide range of skills based on the list above but also covering the use of photography and graphic design. However, if it is felt appropriate, it is possible for them to pursue a “focused” course specialising in just one of these areas. Students are encouraged to develop, refine, record and present ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources using a wide range of resources, media, materials and processes.