Thought of the Week

If any of you lacks wisdom you should ask God, who gives generously.

James 1:5


Curriculum Leader: Miss A Sadler

Miss S Hughes – Teacher of Art

Key Stage 3

Year 7
• Basic skills programme looking at key visual elements such as Colour, Tone, Shape, Pattern, Line and Texture.
• Key skills: Painting, drawing and Sculpture.
• Artist inspired project where pupils begin to comment upon and develop work in the style of a chosen artist.

Year 8
• Culture Themed Project
• Nature and Environment
• Key skills: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Sculpture.

Year 9
• Graffiti Art
• Identity
• Fashion/textiles
• Key skills: Painting Drawing, Graphics, 3D Relief Sculpture. Writing about works of Art.
• Development of independent learning skills in preparation for GCSE.

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE Art and Design
Coursework – 60%
Exam – 40%

Year 10:
Coursework Project 1: Themed study introducing the GCSE Assessment objectives and encouraging pupils to explore and experiment using a sketchbook.
Coursework Project 2: Personal Project, pupils select their own artists to study and their own theme. Pupils can select their own media and discipline to work within for this project.

Key Skills: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Textiles, Printmaking, Presentation and organisation within sketchbook work and personal organisation and motivation.

Year 11:
• Mock exam project from September – December
• Externally set exam question January – Easter

Weekly Art Clubs for All Year groups
Art Leaders in lessons, pupils are encouraged to support each other in their learning and take the lead on special projects.