Key Stage 3

During the academic year each class at Key Stage 3 will work on three units of coursework. Each unit will focus on one of the following areas:

  • Fine art drawing and painting
  • Printmaking /photography/ ICT arts based software
  • Three-dimensional construction/sculpture

All students have the opportunity to explore the full range of disciplines in some depth in class and also through a small amount of homework set each term.

Within the set projects students are encouraged to experiment with materials, techniques and processes, exploring the potential of each. The development of good problem solving skills is encouraged, helping the students work with greater independence and confidence.

Sketchbooks are used for much of the research, planning and preparation stages within a project. Additionally to this, students complete studio work in a wide range of scales.

Key Stage 4

We follow the AQA Art and Design syllabus. We specialise in the following Art & Design disciplines at GCSE level:

  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Sculpture/3D
  • Art and Design (a mixture of at least 3 disciplines)