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FROM DEPENDENCE TO INDEPENDENCE

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

Our highly committed team of art teachers have a range of specialisms that inform our planning and result in challenging and informative art lessons.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 focuses on developing a progressive knowledge and skills base. We develop pupil's visual understanding looking at colour theory, portraiture, symbolism and work from various cultures.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 our pupils have increased independence and enjoy investigating their own interests in the visual world. As a starting point they have set tasks and project titles which develop into creative investigations and a body of work as a response.

We take our GCSE pupils to London during their first term in Year 11 to gain more understanding of the art they are studying. We also offer a range of exciting opportunities to extend knowledge of processes and materials.

AQA GCSE Art and Design has a two unit specification which enables pupils to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design.

Assessment is by:

Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 %

Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 %

It is a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses such as A-level Art and Design and enhanced vocational and career pathways.

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