Thought of the Week

The God we serve is able to deliver us… but even if he does not, we want you to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.

Daniel 3:17-18


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.