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The Arts

Visual Arts


Capital City Academy has a long tradition to the commitment to the Arts. We believe every student who wants to develop their artistic abilities should be given the opportunity to pursue their artistic aspirations. A wide range of subjects are offered and students are encouraged to thrive through both lessons and extra-curricular clubs/classes and other opportunities linked to external contacts.

The Visual Arts department in Capital City Academy is a vibrant and exciting area of the school where students are encouraged to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Members of the department are passionate about the Visual Arts and students are encouraged to learn in a positive and stimulating environment, where the work of all students is respected, valued and displayed. At KS4 we offer a variety of subjects including Graphics, 3D Design, Textiles, Art and Photography. At post-16: A-level Art, Photography, Textiles, BTEC Art, UAL Level 3 Art and Design and Level 2 Applied Drawing courses are offered.

Both contemporary and historical arts are relished and we have forged many links with prestigious galleries and others in London including; The Photographers Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, The V&A, The University of Arts London and The Serpentine Gallery.

Please click on the following link for the Curriculum and Assessment Map for 2016/17.

Visual Arts

Please click on the following links for the 2016-17 KS4 Curriculum Guides.

GCSE 3D-Design (Y9)
GCSE Art & Design (Y11)
GCSE Art & Design (Y9&10)
GCSE Graphics (Y11) 
GCSE Graphics (Y9&10)
GCSE Photography (Y11) 
GCSE Photography (Y9&10) 
GCSE Textiles (Y11) 
GCSE Textiles (Y9&10) 

Performing Arts


In Performing Arts pupils develop both new and existing skills in a range of performance disciplines.  The curriculum offers students various opportunities in performing arts disciplines including; dance, acting, singing, music, music technology and set design.

The courses at Key Stage 3 offer an appropriate foundation for progression in performing arts; drama, music and dance.

At Key Stage 4 the GCSE Drama, Music and Dance specifications aim to:

  • increase confidence and self-esteem
  • employ the skills of problem solving and creativity
  • develop musicality: timing, phrasing and sensitivity
  • explore genres, understanding their social, cultural and historical context
  • allow pupils to work collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas
  • encourage students to reflect on and evaluate their own work and that of others
  • develop the ability to analyse, evaluate and appreciate

We have a dedicated performing arts team who aim to foster a passion for performing arts and a love of learning through drama, music and dance. We offer all students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities culminating in performances to parents, staff, local primary schools and the wider community.

Please click on the following links for the Curriculum and Assessment Maps for 2016/17.


Please click on the following links for the 2016-17 KS4 Curriculum Guides.

GCSE Dance (Y11)
GCSE Dance (Y10)
GCSE Drama (Y11) 
GCSE Drama (Y9&10) 
GCSE Music (Y11)
GCSE (Music Y9&10)