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The Creative Arts department is a dynamic, hard-working team who work together creatively so that every pupil can achieve within the subject, making the arts accessible, inclusive, and meaningful through diverse approaches to creative and technological innovation. Our curriculum is designed to foster independence through differentiated and self-directed work. We develop a lifelong desire to learn, explore, create and invent. The creative art curriculum is committed to the process of creating and reflecting on the products we make. We encourage students to experiment, persevere and arrive at their own unique solution while promoting skill building, discovery, and innovation.


The work that you see here is a small snippet of our Year 10 and Year 11 cohorts. 191 students at MCA achieved GCSE qualifications across Fine Art, 3D Design, Textile Design, Photograph and Graphic Communication this summer, and we are incredibly proud of their efforts. Despite all of the obstacles that 2020 presented to our students, they rose to the challenge, and have created some truly outstanding outcomes. Click here for the website

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Textiles GCSE covers a wide range of textiles skills including:

  • Machine Embroidery

  • Hand Embroidery

  • Applique

  • Fabric Painting

  • Batik

  • Fabric Collage 

  • Fabric Printing

  • Garment making



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Students start the course by being given a taster of a range skills over the first term. The second term students choose between two projects and complete a unit of work based around their chosen theme and techniques. In the third term students begin their main coursework unit which continues into the second year of the course and this unit is based on the students independent choice of study. The coursework is 60% of the overall grade. During the second year of the course students will complete a practical exam which they will have 12 weeks preparation time before having a 10 hour supervised controlled assessment.