Key Stage 3

Art lesson 1
Year 7 – 3 lessons per week for each half term, then students rotate to another arts subject. Establishing project plus 4 further projects.

Still life drawing and markmaking, colour theory, art from other cultures, pattern and design.

Year 8 – 1 lesson per week
Establishing project plus 4 further projects.

Portraiture, animation, pattern and 3D study

Near the end of year 8 students opt for 2 of the 4 arts subjects to focus on in year 9

Year 9 – 2 lessons per week
Establishing project plus 5 further projects.

Pop Art, Insects and bugs, Cubism, artist recognition, 3D study


Key Stage 4

Courses offered – GCSE Art and Design (AQA), GCSE Photography (AQA), Btec level 2 award in art and design

GCSE – 2 major projects (Natural Forms, Human Forms) each worth 30% of total.
Exam project worth 40%
Exam papers pre released in January for a 10 hour exam in May



Access the Art Department information site (You may need to login using your school email address and password details)

Roding Valley High School Art Flickr account

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