Curriculum for Art
Yr 9
Yr 10
Yr 11

In KS3 Art, Craft and Design students learn about artists by exploring their visual language and making methods. Through this process, they develop greater proficiency in drawing, painting, designing and craft techniques.

Acquiring and developing basic visual literacy through the application of a variety of media is central to learning in Years 7 and 8. To foster self-confidence at a young age, students are taught to produce creative work that allows an element of freedom and self-expression. The ability to reflect on and evaluate their own and other’s work is also key to acquiring a secure visual language.

Year 9 is used to prepare and lay the foundations for further study in Years 10 and 11. Students who opt for Art in year 9 have one double lesson per week all year. This allows time to develop greater breadth and depth in learning about art, artists and movements whilst exploring a greater range of media and processes that include stencilling, photography and ceramics.

At GCSE level in Years 10 and 11, students develop portfolios based on different starting points. They explore art, craft, design and artists and movements to inform and inspire their own emerging visual language. Students are encouraged to explore visual, tactile, expressive and conceptual content in order to communicate their own personal preferences and style of working. Depending on individual strengths, students can be entered for different specifications in Art & Design including photography, textiles and graphic communication. All work at GCSE level is internally assessed and externally moderated. Students do not sit a written exam but they are required to write in the form of annotations and evaluations throughout their creative processes.

Members of the Art Team:

Mr C Mistry
Teacher of Art

Miss J Greenhalgh
Teacher of Art

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