Our aim is to inspire, motivate and engage pupils in the visual arts, offering a broad and progressive curriculum aimed at developing independent learners.

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Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 focuses on developing a progressive knowledge and skills base.

Year 7

Students will experience a full range of core skills including drawing, mark making, colour mixing, 3-dimensional design and mixed media. Projects are based on Art of different cultures and Art movements. Students will learn how to create a meaningful and personal response. They will learn how to evaluate their work and gain greater confidence as independent learners.

Year 8

Students will build upon their foundation from year 7. They will further improve and develop their drawing and painting skills. Introducing alternative drawing techniques will help students to unlock their creativity. A wide range of inspirational artwork, as a starting point, will lead into creative outcomes using a variety of art techniques, such as mixed media. Students will also be introduced to 3-dimensional work and will create imaginative outcomes in relief form which are based on mythical creatures.

 Year 9

Students will further develop their critical understanding of visual resources. There will be themes based on inspirational artists’ work. There will be further encouragement for experimentation with ideas and different media. Students will be encouraged to think independently in order to use relevant and appropriate materials and processes. This will result in creating a range of personal and meaningful outcomes.



GCSE Art and Design

  • Students will produce units of coursework using various Themes, Artists inspiration or other chosen starting points to investigate, explore and use to inspire their own responses and artwork.
  • Students will learn a variety of techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage & digital image manipulation to effectively create artwork.
  • Students will learn how to use a wide range of materials and media and will develop the ability to be freely creative with any art materials they use to produce individual artwork.
  • The students study the work of artists & designers from a variety of cultures and genres as well as making their own personal observations and interpretations.

Homework expectations

Homework involves individual research into a specific topic or the continuation of studies. Homework should take an hour or more each week. Students would be at an advantage if they have a basic range of art equipment at home.


  • Portfolio of Work completed by December of Year 11 – 60% of overall GCSE mark
  • Controlled Test completed between March-May of Year 11 – 40% of overall GCSE mark.


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