We offer GCSE Art, and also offer Digital Photography, 3D Art, Ceramics, Arts Award and Iron work. This year Arts week will run from 17th -21st June.

We combine the areas of ART and DT in our workshop and Art Space to enable students to bring their 3D artistic creations to life. Working on the principle that sometimes two heads are better than one Sarah and Jon support students in developing a realisation of their creative ideas.


Design & Technology – Resistant Materials

Jon Backhouse  – I am qualified in furniture designer and manufacture. I have been head of Technology in a mainstream school and I have spent the last 10 years helping Tor School pupils make their ideas a reality.

Aims and Objectives

We aim to get students making items in the workshop as soon as possible, developing practical skills as they make. As student’s skills develop and their confidence increases they learn the design skills to communicate their own ideas and produce models and prototypes.

By the end of their time here most students have successfully made at least one product and have gained a GCSE in Technology.