In Years 7, 8 and 9 students follow a structured scheme of work that provides basic building block skills as well as opportunities to creatively interpret set briefs. Each student works in their own A5 sketchbook to record observations, experiment and design final pieces. All students are taught Art up to Year 9, when a large number opt to continue their studies at GCSE.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
Making Under the Sea Blockheads
Monsters and Aliens
Food Glorious Food
At GCSE, students are encouraged to develop more refined skills and critically analyse their own and other artists’ work. This allows them to understand the context of their work and the inspiration behind different types of artwork.
Students will usually complete 3 projects from the list below and then undertake the externally set assignment after Christmas in Year 11.
|Year 10||Year 11|
East meets West
The Built Environment
|Exam board: AQA GCSE Art, Craft and Design 8201|
|The course consists of 2 units; Coursework and an Externally Assessed Assignment. |
consisting of project work based on a series of themes.
A practical project selected from a range of starting points provided by the exam board, culminating in a final piece. Students have a preparatory period of approximately 4 months and then complete a 10 hour final piece.
Find out more about this qualification.
Mr S Taylor | Subject Leader – Creative Industries | email@example.com
Miss F Robinson | Teacher of Art
Ms J Kelly | Teacher of D&T (Graphics)
Ms J Dodd | Art Technician