Key Stage 3
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