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Canons High School

Creative Performance and Media Arts Faculty

Head of Faculty: Leah Macnamara

The Creative, Performance and Media Arts Faculty is comprised of Art, Drama, Media Studies, Photography and Music, all of which are popular choices for students for both GCSE and A level and are studied by all students at KS3. As part of the Creative Arts community students get the opportunity to explore a range of different creative subjects in a unique learning environment. Our main priority is to ensure that our students receive a high standard of teaching and learning, and this is reflective in our excellent results and the many students who go on to pursue careers in the Creative Industries.

 A large focus of The Creative Arts Faculty is the extra-curricular programme that is led by our experienced team. Each year we run a school musical which is open to all of our Creative Arts students. Our students thrive in performing in a professional standard production. Previous shows have included Little Shop of Horrors, Bugsy Malone and Fame. Additionally, our students have access to Media, Music, Drama, Art and Photography clubs and competitions and many students take part in Harrow Music Services instrumental lessons. We also regularly visit the theatre and various galleries in the West End.

Former Creative Arts students have gone on to have leading roles in West End productions, work in the media, study music at Cambridge and work in a variety of exciting jobs in the creative industries.

 Exam Boards

  • GCSE & A Level Drama – Edexcel
  • GCSE Art & Photography – AQA
  • GCSE & A Level Media – WJEC Eduqas
  • GCSE Music - Edexcel


Curriculum Maps

Key stage 3

KS3 Art and Photography Curriculum Map

KS3 Drama Curriculum Map

KS3 Media studies Curriculum Map

KS3 Music Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4

KS4 Art GCSE Curriculum Map

KS4 Drama GCSE Curriculum Map

KS4 Media Studies GCSE Curriculum Map

KS4 Music GCSE Curriculum Map

KS4 Photography GCSE Curriculum Map

Key Stage 5

KS5 Drama and Theatre Curriculum Map

KS5 Media Studies Curriculum Map