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Curriculum Information for Key Stage 3 students


Welcome to the Art & Design department


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.



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):

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.