Subject Leader: Miss Dunstall
General information about the subject
Students study Art and Design once a week. They are each given a sketchbook to record their work which begins with the formal elements of Art and Design.
The projects are structured with theory tasks, where students develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, and practical tasks.
The practical tasks allow students to develop their skills using a range of media and techniques to respond to the art work studied and to explore their own creative ideas.
What topics are taught?
When will they be taught?
Our curriculum is based on the KS3 national curriculum.
Students are taught projects which allow them to develop their knowledge and understanding of art and design and express their thoughts and ideas using both 2D and 3D media.
How will my son or daughter be assessed?
When do these assessments take place?
Assessment is through learner checks at key points in the project as they build up their knowledge and skills.
A summative assessment for their final project outcome
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?
A knowledge book is given to each student which provides key knowledge and supports the project taught.
Practice their drawing skills at home by drawing from observation, e.g. still life objects.
Follow YouTube tutorials to improve their skills.
Visit galleries and exhibitions. Some can be viewed virtually through Google Arts and Culture: