Art and Design

Welcome to Art and Design

We have a passion for the visual arts, the work of other artists and enjoyment of the culture that surrounds us. Our artists and photographers develop the skills and techniques of visual language but they also build up their self-confidence and persistence and learn about self-awareness as their work progresses.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Art and Design course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. During Key Stage 3, students will be introduced to a range of historical and contemporary art and design from around the world. We will introduce students to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques that will enable them to create exciting art work in both 2D and 3D. Students will work in sketchbooks so that they can effectively show their creative journey.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr D. Ward, Acting Head of Faculty

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Art & Design (Fine Art) and AQA GCSE (9-1) Art & Design (Photography)

During Key Stage 4 students will work on given projects to build up a portfolio of work. They will complete coursework which will make up 60% of their grade and they will complete an externally set assignment which will be 40% of their final grade. Students will learn about a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. They will also be expected to discover artists and art movements to provide inspiration for their work. Students will develop their skills both collaboratively and independently and they will receive excellent, guided feedback from our outstanding art staff. Students will work in sketchbooks so that they can effectively show their creative journey.

AQA GCSE (9-1) Art & Design (Fine Art) and AQA GCSE (9-1) Art & Design (Photography)

Are assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr D Ward, Acting Head of Faculty

Enrichment Opportunities for Art and Design

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.