Selby Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 9PL

0161 864 5700

Lostock High School

Inspire - Transform - Succeed

Art Department

Mr N Pearson Teacher of Art
Mrs L Davies Additional Learning Needs and Support



Lostock Art department has established an ethos within the school which endeavours to value the artistic creations of all students and staff. We offer numerous opportunities for young people to thrive and to develop their skills. It is the department that never closes... students value the atmosphere and close relationships which instil a strong work ethic, mutual respect and independence.

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As students progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Key Stage Three

At Key Stage 3, they will acquire the basic art skills and ideas including how to use shade, texture, tone and colour mix. Students will create relevant, informed personal responses to findings, including researching themes, designing, patterns, and aesthetics. As the Key Stage progresses students learn how to record images using a range of media of natural form both primary and secondary sources.

Across Key Stage Three students will study the work of many artists including Julian Opie, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, Japanese artist Yayoi Kasama, Pop Art’s Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns,Robert Indiana, and Claes Oldenburg.


Key Stage Four

At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA GCSE Art Craft and Design in KS4 syllabus.

This course promotes learning across a variety of experiences and through various processes, tools, techniques, materials and resources to generate different kinds of evidence of working and outcomes. Emphasis is on an increased breadth of approach commensurate in demand with the other disciplines.
The context of practice, rather than the breadth of activities and/or range of media employed, determines whether a student’s work can be described as art-based, craft-based and/or design-based.


More information about the current KS4 specification can be found at: 

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Useful Links

BBC Bitesize Art -

Tate Art Galleries -

Victoria and Albert Museum -

Manchester Art Gallery -

Whitworth Art Gallery -