Key Stage 3
Students from Key Stage 3 upwards are encouraged to develop personal ideas, visit local galleries and take part in workshops at school with practising artists. Students learn drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D skills and techniques.
However, each year we aim to develop a different theme across the age groups, giving them a varied and exciting learning experience offering a structured progression in artistic development.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Key Theme: Portraiture||Key theme: Cultures||Key theme: New medias|
|Using pencil & tone||Local||Mixed media- David Hockey|
|3D faces||Tibetan prayer wheels||Animation|
|Identity||Olympics||3D Wire sculptures in motion|
Method of Assessment
Students are assessed regularly during projects and at their completion. They are given verbal and written feedback; helping them to achieve their individual targets and tailoring their learning to their own unique talents and abilities.
During Key Stage 3 students are expected to spend 30 minutes – 1 hour on homework fortnightly. A varied programme of independent learning tasks will be set to enrich their art experience. This will include: Artist studies, research, presentation pages and diary log of lessons.
Department marking policies
To view the department marking policies, please click on the links below:
|Key Stage 3 Marking Policy|
|Key Stage 4 Marking Policy|
|Key Stage 5 Marking Policy|
For more information on what is taught in each year at Key Stage 3 together with the termly assessment, please click on the links below:
|Year 7 Curriculum Map|
|Year 8 Curriculum Map|
|Year 9 Curriculum Map|