We aim to deliver an exciting curriculum in Key Stage 3 where pupil’s awareness of Art and Design is enhanced and broadened through learning new skills, techniques, working in a range of media and through looking at work from a range of cultures.  All pupils will learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently.

Learning and undertaking activities in art and design contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Examples of our students' artwork in Key Stage 3 can be seen on our Gallery page.

 

Year 7

  • Autumn Term: Drawing
    Using a range of black and white media (pen, pencil, charcoal, chalks and paint) to investigate the Basic Elements of Line, Tone, Texture, Form and shape. A range of natural forms will be drawn including plants and shells.
  • Autumn Term: Imaginative Artist inspired portraits
    Introduction to the artist Arcimboldo. There will be some written work produced on him and pupils are encouraged to express their ideas about his work. Pupils will use their initial drawings from the first half term to produce an imaginative response to the work of Arcimboldo.
  • Spring Term: Colour
    Investigate colour using a wide variety of media and techniques. Reinforcement of colour theory– Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colours, as well as Complimentary Colours and colour mixing. Focussing on colour mixing and brushstrokes.
  • Spring Term: Colour Continued
    Introduction to the work of Van Gogh. Looking specifically at his use of brush marks and colour. There will be some written work produced on him and pupils are encouraged to express their ideas about his work. Pupils will produce a copy of one of Van Gogh’s landscapes in colour.
  • Summer Term: Repeating Patterns and Lino Printing
    Introduction to repeat patterns and symmetrical patterns. Pupils will use a section of one of their drawings from the Autumn first half term and tracing paper to produce a repeat pattern. They will use two colours and black and white paint to improve their colour mixing and to fill in the pattern Introduction to the work of William Morris. There will be some written work produced on him and pupils are encouraged to express their ideas about his work.
  • Summer Term: Repeating Patterns and Lino Printing Continued
    Introduction to Lino Printing skills and techniques. Pupils will produce a Lino Print tile and use the equipment and inks to produce their own 2/3 colour print.

Year 8

  • Autumn Term: Introduction to Perspective
    Pupils will complete a page of 3D shapes using a vanishing point, their name in perspective, a simple one point perspective street scene.
  • Autumn Term: Perspective Continued
    The introduction of 2 point perspective and drawing of a 2 point perspective street scene. Pupils will research famous buildings and different viewpoints before producing a circular final piece using the principles of perspective.
  • Spring Term: Illustrated Manuscript Letters
    Pupils are introduced to examples of Illustrated Manuscript Lettering. They will develop a design suitable as Illustrated Manuscript Lettering from their own drawing/research and planning. Each letter must contain a border, background, letter and objects beginning with that letter.
  • Spring Term: Illustrated Manuscript Letters Continued
    They will continue to develop a design suitable as Illustrated Manuscript Lettering from their own drawing/research and planning. Each letter must contain a border, background, letter and objects beginning with that letter. A Final Piece will be produced.
  • Summer Term: Portraits
    This term you will be working on portraits. A reminder of facial proportions and work on how to draw facial features. You will be Investigating PROPORTION, COLOUR, EXPRESSION and STYLES OF ART. You will be working in different MEDIA and through the work you produce you will be reminded of COLOUR MIXING and BASIC ELEMENTS. Introduction to the artist Picasso. There will be some written work produced on him and pupils are encouraged to express their ideas about his work.
  • Summer Term: Portraits Continued
    A Portraits final piece will be produced in the style of Picasso. This will be in paint for the majority of students and for some who complete work will be a 3D model.

Year 9

  • Autumn Term: Pop Art
    Using a range of black and white media (pen, pencil, charcoal, chalks and paint) to investigate the Basic Elements of Line, Tone, Texture, Form and shape. A range of natural forms will be drawn including plants and shells.
  • Autumn Term: Pop Art Continued
    To investigate the work of Pop Art artists and produce an imaginative piece of work based on their findings. Pupils will produce a folder of work showing a growing understanding of Pop Art through investigation and practice and a final imaginative piece.
  • Spring Term: Optical Illusions
    To investigate the work of Pop Art artists and produce an imaginative piece of work based on their findings. Pupils will produce a folder of work showing a growing understanding of Pop Art through investigation and practice and a final imaginative piece.
  • Spring Term: Optical Illusions Continued
    To investigate a variety of Optical Illusions and the work of Artists and produce an imaginative piece of work based on their findings.
  • Summer term : Cubist Still life
    Pupils will explore a drawing from observation in a range of media. They will explore the Still life work of the Cubist Art movement
  • Summer term: Cubist Still Life
    Pupils will continue to explore drawing and a range of media. They will then explore composition and collage to produce a Cubist style final piece.