Key Stage 3
In the early years of the Art syllabus we encourage and build confidence in mark-making through a variety of drawing projects. The topics change from year to year depending on the attributes of the group being taught. The small class sizes make it easier to adapt and modify development as ideas progress.
The particular strengths and qualities of individuals are relatively quickly identified and encouraged. Sketch books are used to investigate and explore ideas. They are also used to present preps/homework.
Typical subject areas covered include Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Graphic Design and Printmaking. Contextual study is encouraged through the influences of Artists, Craftspeople and Designers.
The AQA two year syllabus is a broad based course covering subject areas that have been taught at Key Stage 3. Pupils are encouraged to develop their own particular emphasis and direction, developing techniques and processes as their work progresses.
Three projects cover Painting and Drawing, Sculpture and Ceramics, Graphic Design and Printmaking. All pupils keep sketchbooks, which are designed to record, experiment and plan responses. Contextual study and influences of Artists, Designers and Craftspeople are expected to be included in all three projects.