Art curriculum

Introduction

The Art department aims to develop pupils’ creativity, imagination and practical skills using a variety of processes. We focus on four main assessment objectives:

  • Research and development
  • Refining and experimentation
  • Recording and observation
  • Presentation and evaluation

 

Year 7

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 is thematic, which means that pupils look at the same themes but different processes and media relating to 'objects'. Broad topics include:

  • Key skills
  • Jungles
  • Masks
  • Bodies

 

Year 8

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 is thematic, which means that pupils look at the same themes but different processes and media relating to 'story telling'. Broad topics include:

  • The Jabberwocky
  • Totem poles
  • Puppets

 

Year 9

Pupils begin to prepare for GCSE. Broad topics include:

  • Key skills
  • Urban environments
  • Work, rest and play theme
  • Portraits

 

Year 10

The curriculum follows the Edexcel exam board. Pupils produce two portfolios. Broad topics include:

  • Natural forms
  • Food
  • Identity
  • Summer project

 

Year 11

The curriculum follows the Edexcel exam board. Pupils complete their 'Identity' work from Year 10 and begin preparation for their exam. Pupils create a personal portfolio based on an 'unseen' theme.  Pupils have 10 weeks to prepare their book work and sit a 10 hour exam to create their final piece.

We have high expectations for all our pupils and ensure that every learner is challenged and supported to reach their full potential.