At KS3 students begin a programme of study designed sequentially towards the demands of KS4.

We aim to develop over time during KS3 a number of areas:

• To be able to creatively express ideas and experiences
• To be able to analyse and select appropriately the work of different artists and from different cultures and make connections to their own work.
• To be able to experiment with a range of media, techniques and processes relevant to intentions
• To be able to organise and develop ideas relevant to a given theme and own intentions
• To be able to produce skilful final outcomes

Autumn Term

  • Formal Elements
  • Line
  • Shapes
  • Inks
  • B&W
  • Pre-Painting
  • Printing: (Mark Making, Monoprint, collograph, block printing)
  • Formal Elements
  • Volume
  • Textures
  • Ceramics
  • Glazing
  • Printing
  • Pastels, pens, mixed media

Spring Term

  • Tone
  • Formal Elements
  • Colour
  • Water Media
  • Ceramics
  • Geometric
  • Watercolours
  • Gouaches
  • Water pencils
  • Acrylic
  • Compositional values
  • Eco Art

Summer Term

  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Optical Illusions
  • Expressions
  • Interpretation

Assessment Details

Students will be assessed using the STEP System, using the categories that links to KS4 Assessment Objectives: Develop, Refine, Record, Present.

  • Assessment at KS3 is based around the KS4 Assessment Objectived, particularly for Year 9, and SOW are designed to meet these criteria.

Staff Roles

RF will lead Art lessons.

Equipment/Health and Safety

All equipment needed for Art lessons will be provided by Stevenage ESC. Students will have a journal and all equipment required to build a Portfolio of evidences.

How will it be examined?

All topics and skills covered are required for GCSE Art and Design.