Art Curriculum Intent

Art we aim to build up skills gradually throughout KS3, we use a wide range of materials and each year pupils have the opportunity to experience working in both 2 and 3 dimensions through a variety of media including; clay, paint, pens and oil pastels. Through set projects students learn about different cultures, techniques and processes, which will enable them to access the GCSE course. 

At GCSE level students are given a wide range of creative experiences. During the course students will: 

  • Develop ideas through looking at the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople. 
  • Have opportunities to experiment with a range of materials in 2D and 3D. 
  • Learn how to make and record observations using a range of methods including drawing, painting, photography and ICT. 
  • Finally students will develop methods for presenting personal and meaningful work that reflects their research and experiments into a given topic or theme. 
  • During the course students will create work in a range of the following disciplines: drawing and painting, mixed media, and 3D. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work both in class and through regular homework tasks which encourage independent skill development. 

Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.

Leonardo da Vinci


Career Links

Art provides a wide array of transferable skills that can be applied to a vast range of different career paths.

Where can Art take you?

Careers using Art