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. This year we have introduced GCSE Photography.

Year 7 and 8

In year 7 and 8, students are taught on the technology rotation. 

Art Year 7

Rotation1

  • Gradual shading – lesson 1
  • Mark making – lesson 2
  • Mixing of paint – lesson 3
  • Application of paint – lesson 4
  • Understanding an artist - lesson 5
  • Developing an idea in an artist’s style – lesson 6

Rotation 2

  • Mixing and application of paint- lessons 1,2,3,4
  • Flat colour shading – lesson 5
  • Understanding an artist’s style – lesson 6

Rotation 3

  • Understanding an artist’s style- lesson 1
  • Design process –lesson 2 and 3
  • Evaluation of design –lesson 4
  • 3D modelling skills- lesson 5
  • Refinement of skills/evaluation – lesson 6

ART/ TEXTILES Year 7 - Artists Junker Jane, Diane Slagle, Mister Finch. Animal drawings. Create 3D textile monsters based on characters linked to Year 7 reading book.

Art Year 8

Rotation1

  • Mark making – lesson 1
  • 3D Shape sketch – lesson 2
  • Composition  – lesson 3
  • Application of paint and mixing of paint – lesson 4,5 and 6

Rotation 2

  • Mixing and application of watercolour and pattern making- lessons 1,2,3,4
  • Portraits, understanding scale and proportion– lesson 5 and 6

Rotation 3

  • Understanding an artist’s style by analysis - lesson 1 and 2
  • Animation of characters - lesson 3 and 4
  • Story board - 5 and 6

ART/TEXTILES Year 8 - Artists Hundertwasser, Elaine Hughes, Freddy & Freya. Drawings of houses. Create a 3D textile house reading book.

Year 9

From year 9 students follow the GCSE art and Design Specification. From September to February students will work on developing skills. Project 1 ‘Fantastic and strange’ 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

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