Key Stage 3

ART & DESIGN

Year 7 Outline:

Students have the opportunity to work in sketchbooks and also to produce larger pieces using a variety of different materials and techniques.

During Y7 students experience three projects based on the areas of Painting & Drawing, 3D and Mixed Media. Students are introduced to the foundation materials and techniques unique to each of these areas. Project themes include Portraits, Objects, Buildings and Cultures. A variety of different artists inspire each theme.

 Year 8 Outline:

Students have the opportunity to work in sketchbooks and also to produce larger pieces using a variety of different materials and techniques.

During Y8 students develop their skills and knowledge gained in Y7. Again, three projects based on the areas of Painting & drawing, 3D and Mixed Media are studied, however more advanced skills and concepts are explored. Project themes include Lettering, Animals, Landscape, The Figure and a variety of different artists inspire each of these.

 Year 9 Outline:

Throughout the year students are given the opportunity to work through the GCSE Art assessment objectives based around the theme of Identity. Students will look at artists, record from observation, experiment with materials and make a final outcome. It is intended that this course will give students a strong foundation if they decide to pursue the GCSE Art course in Y10.

 Grouping: Taught in tutor groups

Teaching/Learning Style:

Assessment:

When students start their Art lessons in Y7 they sit three Art assessments based on Observational Studies, Artist Analysis and Creativity. From the results Art staff produce a baseline level from which individual targets for the first term are set.

Students subsequent projects are assessed with comments and targets at a half way point and at the end of the project. Throughout the projects students have the opportunity for self and peer assessment.

The levels from all projects that students experience in a year are then averaged to produce an end of year assessment level.