KS3 Curriculum Intro:
In Key Stage 3 we aim to ensure that all students embrace the world of Art and Design. We offer students a rich assortment of different artists’ work both historically and contemporary to research and respond to in a personal way. Our goal is to inspire and self motivate students to produce personal work of an outstanding standard.
All students are taught different drawing, painting and construction techniques in order that they can apply those skills in other areas of the curriculum. We provide quality materials to produce quality work which is celebrated by being displayed throughout corridors and in the main hall.
We assess the students’ work 3 times throughout the academic year, where we grade the work produced against National Curriculum standards. We have contact with selected artists who support the work of the students, and enjoy feedback of their work from the students. Homework is set once a fortnight and marked regularly with constructive feedback on ways to improve and move forward. In the Art Department we offer opportunity for all KS3 students to work every lunchtime in the A2 to catch up with any outstanding work.
Many of our students go on to study BTEC Level 2 First Certificate or GCSE Art and Design, and later BTEC Level 3 Nationals.