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.