Our Curriculum Intent
The Art curriculum is delivered at both KS3 and KS4 by the head of the department and four members of staff. We have two excellently equipped rooms and are always commented on as being among the most stimulating in the school. At KS3 we offer pupils the opportunity to explore both 2D and 3D work.
During Year 7 the pupils will complete a projects based upon Niki De Saint Phalle and Jim Dine, these projects give pupils the opportunity to explore all types of media and the basic skills needed for GCSE Art and Design
In Year 9 the pupils build upon their experiences from Year 7 and develop skills by completing two projects. The first is inspired by Jasper Johns and the second Modigliani portraiture.
At KS4 we offer both Fine Art and Photography both disciplines are examined by the OCR exam board, this being new for September 2019. Within the fine Art syllabus, pupils will explore all types of drawing, painting, sculpture , and modelling with final outcomes that are of a non-functional Nature. Year 10 and 11 Photography offer opportunities for pupils to explore both image manipulation and animation. The projects range from Portraiture to Natural form. Within both subjects all pupils are given the opportunity to work independently and with creativity.