Curriculum

ART

Each year of KS3 covers the skills needed to be successful, creative visual artist across different projects completed in each term. Throughout the three years, there will be a consistency of tonal, mark-making & observational drawing, different painting techniques, elements of printmaking, and a 3D soft project.

Pupils will learn to critically analyse and discuss the work of others and present research and outcomes in creative ways.

Curriculum Overview
Skills Working Towards Developing Securing Mastering Exceeding
  Partial, Limited, inconsistent Attempted, Basic, Some, Uneven Competent, Sustained, Informed, Refined, Thoughtful, Detailed Highly confident, Refined, Thorough, Assured, In-Depth Exceptional, Sophisticated, Perceptive, Imaginative, Masterful

 

Year 7 (KS3) Year 8 (KS3)
  • Observational drawing using tonal pencils and coloured pencils
  • Painting with a variety of basic paints and mark making equipment
  • 3D soft Sculptural work based on a Textiles project including hand sewing with basic skills of embroidery stitches.
  • Printmaking using basic items/equipment
  • Artist research to know about the history of art, craft, design, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day
  • Evaluating their own and others work, verbally and writing
  • The formal elements of Art
  • Observational Drawing: lines, tones, pictures, techniques
  • Abstract
  • Artist study
  • Colour Theory: primary, secondary, understanding application, tone, contrast, theme
  • Basic printmaking
  • Pattern making, collage, mosaic
  • 3D soft textiles sculpture >Hand puppets
  • Textiles basic hand embroidery skills
  • Observational drawing using tonal pencils and coloured pencils
  • Painting with a variety of paints and mark making equipment
  • Mixed media working, using a range of materials and media to create artwork
  • 3D soft sculptural work based on a Textiles project including hand sewing and a variety of mid-range skills of embroidery stitches.
  • Artist research to know about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day
  • Evaluating their own and others work, verbally and through writing
  • Drawing, colour, hand design
  • Mix Media: textures, surfaces, painting
  • Observational Drawing: lines, tones, pictures, techniques
  • Craft design
  • Textiles mid-range hand embroidery skills
  • Artist study
  • Optical design
  • 3D design
  • Drawing, colour, hand design
  • 3D soft textiles sculpture > Plush soft toy
 
Year 9 (KS3)
  • Painting with a variety of paints.
  • Mixed media working, using a range of materials and media to create artwork
  • 3D soft sculptural work based on a textiles project including hand sewing and a variety of high-range skill of embroidery stitches.
  • Printmaking using block paints
  • Artist research to know about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day
  • Evaluating their own and others work, verbally and through writing
  • Drawing, colour, hand design
  • Mix Media: textures, surfaces, painting
  • Observational Drawing: lines, tones, pictures, techniques
  • Block print
  • Graphics/geometric designs
  • Textiles high-range hand embroidery skills
  • Artist study
  • 3D soft textiles sculpture > pencil case including a zip
Assessment

At Key Stage 3, assessments take place at the end of each term.

Enrichment Offer

During our lunch time enrichments held currently, there are clubs across KS3/4 offering calligraphy to our students. This is designed to enhance the engagement and interests within our Art studies as well as representing the ethos of the school. Termly competitions are held with well-earned rewards.

Useful Resources and Revision Support