In the art department students are taught a wide variety of techniques and processes throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 if they choose to take art as an option.  Key Stage 3 students cover a range of skills and techniques throughout Year 7 and 8.

Key Stage 3

What will I Learn in Year 7 and 8?

The national curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.

Within the course of study students will learn a skill base of art techniques and build upon these with tailored structured processes.

How will I learn?

Students will be inspired and motivated by relevant artists and designers.

Developing their creativity and ideas a range of techniques to record observations this will be produced mainly in sketchbook format.

Learning to use a range of techniques and media, including painting.

Increase skills base using a variety of different materials.

To analyse and evaluate own work, and that of others.

What abilities, aptitudes, skills and interests will I need?

Skills Required: Students should be able to use good technical skills in a range of materials.

They will be expected to develop personal ideas and an independent approach to their work.

Pupils will be required to do research and artwork out of class set as homework.

Additionally you will show good visual awareness relating to your studies and surroundings.

Key Stage 4

What will I Learn in Year 9, 10 and 11?

At the end of the course you submit a portfolio of evidence, representing around 45 hours of work. This is usually made up of two coursework projects. The work demonstrates your ability to express yourself in a variety of art materials. A project includes preparatory studies and a final piece.

An understanding of the work of artists, architects, designers and craft persons is developed through personal study. You must show you have met the assessment objectives in each project.

In essence, the course will show what they know, understand and can do in art and design.

In Year 11 you are given an external assignment that will be 40% of your final grade.

Examination – 40% Coursework – 60%.

Qualification Gained: G.C.S.E. grades in range A* – G.

Students may be able to specialise in the world of Art this branches off

into many creative industries in modern day society.

How will I learn?

Using your technical, research and creative skills you are required to develop your own work by being able to:

  •  A01-Record observations, experiences and ideas in forms that are        appropriate to intentions.
  •  A02-Analyse and evaluate images, objects and artefacts showing understanding of context.
  •  A03-Develop and explore ideas using media, processes and resources, reviewing, modifying and refining work as it progresses.
  • AO4-Present a personal response, realising intentions and making informed connections with the work of others.
What abilities, aptitudes, skills and interests will I need?

Students should be able to use good technical skills in a range of materials.

They will be expected to develop personal ideas and an independent approach to their work.

Pupils will be required to do research and artwork out of class.

Additionally you will show good visual awareness relating to your studies and surroundings.