Students' skills base and knowledge of media is broadened through workshops and experimentation techniques. Students are taught how to research and generate their own ideas through photography which is then developed into a final outcome through painting, printing, textiles and sculpture, etc. Students are encouraged to be independent with their experimentations and development of their own creative ideas and interests.

Assessment Without Levels

The following document highlights the skills required to meet each grade using our new Assessment Without Levels system.

Art - Assessment Without Levels

Curriculum Content and Skills


Name of Module/Unit

Year 9

Autumn  1 & 2 Architecture
Spring    1 & 2 Identity
Summer  1 & 2 Identity

Year 10

Autumn 1 Cultural project research and observational drawing
Autumn 2 Experimentation and skills development
Spring 1 Creation of final outcome
Spring 2 Independent topic research
Summer 1 Experimentation and development
Summer 2 Creation of final outcome

Year 11

Autumn 1 Mock exam research and experimentation
Autumn 2 Development and completion of 10 hour mock exam
Spring 1 Exam paper given, preparation for exam
Spring 2 10 hour exam and completion of coursework
Summer 1 Coursework and exam marking practical work finished

Art Staff

Mrs A. Ashburner Head of Department
Mrs J. Vernon-Tinsley Head of Media Studies/ Head of Careers and Enterprise / Teacher of Art
Mrs J. Wright Deputy Headteacher / Teacher of Art
Mrs S. Dixon Art Technician


We care. We support. We achieve.

At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.

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Haydock Curriculum

The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.

Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

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& Our School

We are proud of our School

We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress. 

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Haydock Leisure Centre

Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.

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