Art Curriculum Plan
Key Stage 3

Pupils in KS3 develop their knowledge through a range of projects where they are encouraged to learn about the properties of materials and different art skill.
In year 7 pupils will develop their drawing so that they are able to approach tasks with confidence. Year 8 builds on these skills so that in year 9 they are able to use these to develop their own ideas and work more independently.

The curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to use 2D and 3D, developing their understanding of colour, pattern and form. To analyse their own work and that of other designers, artists and crafts people to inform their own work.
Literacy skills are developed through the analyses of their own and others work as a crucial form of reflection, demonstration of intentions understanding and how they record observations.

Key Stage 4

This GCSE course enables pupils to travel through a creative process learning about different materials and techniques. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their work through guided support. It promotes creativity and the exploration of materials and process to inform the development of ideas.
Pupils are expected to produce two formally assessed projects responding to a title, one controlled assessment project worth 60% and an exam project worth 40% of the overall qualification. Each project requires pupils to explore a title and produce a body of work which will include research, experimentation, development and refinement of their ideas.

Year 10 gives pupils the skills and knowledge so they are able to approach the formally assessed elements of the course in year 11. Pupils are expected to work on their artwork in their own time both in and out of school. Pupils choosing to do GCSE art are encouraged to visit art galleries and look at the work of artists in their spare time. Every year group will go on a trip to a gallery so that they understand art in that context.