Cheney School

Cheney School


Head of Creative Arts Faculty - Miss A Cox -

As a department we aspire for every student to discover an area of art, craft and design that they love and can excel within. We provide a diverse and challenging curriculum which nurtures creativity and develops students as independent learners who take ownership of their work.

We are involved in community projects such as the Winter Lights Festival and Cowley Road Carnival, and recently created a beautiful wall hanging for Oxford’s Yellow Submarine Charity. 

This year we have been on trips to the Tate Modern, Ashmolean special exhibitions, Ruskin Drawing School and Pitt Rivers. 

Key Stage Three

The following areas are studied during Key Stage Three: 

Year 7 
A Museum for Myself – Transition Project
Cakes and Sweets
Architectural Structures

Year 8 
Shells & Structures
Cabinet of Curiosities
Text & Texture

Year 9 Enrichment Mini Projects
Drawing and Photography
Mixed Media and Surface
3D Structures

Key Stage Four

The following  is studied during Key Stage Four: 
GCSE Art - Edexcel
60% Coursework Project – ‘Structures’
40% Exam Project
10 Hour Exam

Students are assessed on developing and contextualising ideas, refining skills, recording observations and presenting outcomes.

Key Stage Five

A Level Fine Art - Edexcel

Course structure:  Coursework (60%)/Exam (40%)

Full details are available in our subject guide