Welcome to the Art and Design Faculty 

KS3 – Students undertake 3 projects each year. Following the national curriculum for Art and Design.

KS4 – Students follow the AQA GCSE Art and Design Specification. They will complete 4 projects over 3 years. Students have the option to specialise into either Art and design, 3 Dimensional design or Textiles.

Year 7

In year 7 students will undertake 3 projects, 1 each term.

Term 1 is a skills based project, where we have 3 outcomes, a shaded object, a clay tile and the colour wheel.

Term 2 the theme is ‘Journeys’, developing skills in 2D, outcomes include a painting and a print.

Term 3 will be ‘The big Doodle’, looking at he the work of Jon Burgerman and producing a 3D character.

Year 8

In year 8 students will undertake 3 projects, 1 each term.

Term 1 will be skills based project, where we have 3 outcomes, a 3D sketch, a composition and a decorative vessel.

Term 2 the theme is ‘Dreams’, further developing skills in 2D, outcomes include a collage and a painting.

Term 3 will be ‘Capture’, looking at the work of Beryl Cook and producing a 3D sculptural piece in groups.

Year 9

From year 9 students follow the GCSE art and Design Specification. From September to February students will complete 7 week taster session in Art and Design, 3 Dimensional Design and Textiles.  Once taster sessions complete students will have the opportunity to specialise. Project ‘Fantastic and strange’1 will begin and include a mock exam.

Year 10

In year 10 students will complete project 2 ‘Music and composition’ and project 3 ‘Disguise/ animals’ which will also include a mock exam.

Year 11

In year 11 students complete project 4 ‘fragments’ which will include a mock exam and from January the examination preparation time will begin. This will be completed with a 10 hour exam.

Art and Design

Teaching Staff

Head of Art and Design, Teacher of Art and Technology

Mrs S Bithell

Teacher of Art and Technology

Mr P Austin

Teacher of Art and Technology

Miss L Singleton