Art Department


Head of Department: Mrs M. Dean


Departmental Curriculum

Year 7

During the first year students will develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers to inform their own work. Students will be taught how to use a range of techniques to record their observations when creating self-portraits and researching marine life. Students will have the opportunity to use a range of techniques and media, including painting when researching the artist Hundertwasser and weaving when learning about colour. Students will analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others to improve the visual impact and applications of their own art work.

Year 8

In year 8 students will continue to develop a range of skills to support their development within the subject. Students will create drawings of their local landscapes, paintings of natural forms and animal drawings to be developed into 3D objects.

GCSE: Year 9, 10 and 11

The GCSE course is taught from Year 9 giving students more time to refine and develop their skills within the subject.

During Year 9 students will continue to develop their skill within the subject focusing on the formal elements and a range of relevant artists.

Year 10 and Year 11 students focus on three areas of study. Starting with patterns moving on to text in art. The third element is the external set exam towards the end of year 11. The exam covers a selection of outcomes that students can select from.