Creative Arts

Wildern boasts an outstanding Creative Arts department. There is a broad Arts curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4 through Art, Dance, Drama and Music. The department believes that the Arts are an essential part of a broad and balanced curriculum and provide essential skills and creativity for students allowing them to contribute beyond the curriculum. Wildern has been awarded Artsmark Platinum by Arts Council England, reflecting the exceptional curriculum and opportunities available at the school. 

The Creative Arts department hosts a large team of highly skilled, passionate members of staff who all share the vision of providing high quality teaching and learning for all students. Each subject strives to ensure all students have real life opportunities in the Arts including working with artists and professionals in the local community and beyond.

Our vision is shared across the school and with our Wildern Primary Partnership Schools. We take great pride in offering Primary outreach work as well as hosting the Wildern Junior Music Academy.

In year 7 and 8 students benefit from weekly lessons in a broad curriculum of Art, Dance, Drama and Music. In year 9, 10 and 11 the Arts curriculum becomes even more extensive and we are currently able to offer:

  • GCSE Fine Art
  • GCSE Art: Photography
  • GCSE Dance  
  • GCSE Drama 
  • GCSE Music 
  • ABRSM Grade 1-5 Music theory
  • BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts Level 1/2

The Creative Arts department offer a vast range of extra - curricular activities such as the annual whole School Production,  The Wildern Music Academy and Dance Live!. A multitude of trips are organised throughout the year including professional dance workshops, visits to Art exhibitions, Theatre visits and performances at The Royal Albert Hall. We are always looking for opportunities to extend students’ learning outside of the curriculum through Arts based activities.

You can find further information about each of the subject areas on their individual pages.