Art

Curriculum Information for Key Stage 3 students

 

Welcome to the Art & Design department

Aim:

We aim to provide students with a high-quality art and design education that engages, inspires and challenges students. Equipping them with the knowledge and skills to communicate ideas and meanings, experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

 

Overview:      

Through a variety of themed projects students are encouraged to foster a broad range of modes of thinking, including visual perception and visual awareness alongside expressive, spiritual, moral and emotional intelligence and the discipline to make confident and sound judgements about quality, values and meaning. Students embraces the historic, the contemporary and the future; and encourages students to potential further and higher education, career choices and opportunities within the visual arts, creative and cultural industries.

 

What topics will I study in KS3 (years 7, 8 & 9):

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Topics:

Baseline Review Tasks

Formal Elements of Art & Design

Assessment:

Baseline tasks

Sketchbook & booklet

Topics:

Formal Elements of Art & Design

Assessment:

Sketchbook & booklet

Topics:

My Journey To School

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

My Journey To School

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

What is a portrait?

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

What is a portrait?

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Year 8 Topics:

Natural Forms

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Natural Forms

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Natural Forms

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Cultural Masks

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Cultural Masks

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Cultural Masks

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Year 9 Topics:

Life & Death in Mexican Art

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Life & Death in Mexican Art

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Life & Death in Mexican Art

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Pop Art Portraits

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Pop Art Portraits

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

Topics:

Pop Art Portraits

Assessment:

Sketchbook & final outcome

 

Can I study this at KS4?

Yes, our KS4 course is GCSE Art, Craft & Design

 

Are there any enrichment opportunities in school?

Yes, we offer after school clubs and projects for students in both KS3 and KS4

 

What could I do/read at home to help myself or where could I visit to help my learning?

Visiting Art galleries, museums and other places of interest helps students to become more confident when discussing the work of other artists and designers. Enjoying drawing and painting and experimenting with different media at home can also improve student’s confidence when creating their own artwork in school.