At KS3 students have one lesson of Art each week in which they develop skills in observational drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture, as well as analysing and research both contemporary and traditional artists to introduce a visual language. Students build core skills through colour theory, mark making, composition and making, whilst exploring a range of themes.

All our projects are supported with the use of a knowledge organizer that strengthens students’ knowledge and understanding of art history, art theory and the use of subject specific vocabulary and terms.

Students are set practical Art homework per unit of work, that enables students to both practice skills learnt in lessons, as well as develop their own ideas and artistic style.

Students are expected to have a pencil, ruler and rubber as part of their basic equipment for the subject. However if students show an interest in the subject it is recommended they invest in a set of drawing pencils. Students are able to purchase these from the Art Department.

Below is information about our KS3 curriculum. Each drop down box contains the topics we cover. For more detail on the knowledge we teach, please click on each medium term plan. Our curriculum map shows the learning journey that our students embark upon.

In Art, students study the following topics:

  • Baseline Drawing
  • Colour Theory
  • Impressionism
  • Animal Portrait
  • Gargoyles
  • Hunderwasser
  • Pop Art

Year 7 MTP 1-6

In Year 8, students study the following topics:

  • Natural Forms
  • Insects
  • Animal Portrait
  • Self Portrait
  • Fauvism
  • Science and Art

Year 8 MTP 1-6

In Year 9, students study the following topics:

  • Heritage Project
  • Hare Project
  • Sports Project

Year 9 MTP 1-3

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