Art Teaching Staff

  • Mrs De Kadar - Head of Art
  • Miss Riches

KS3 - Art & Design

Art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Key stage 3 Pupils will be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase their confidence in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Pupils will learn to use a range of techniques to record their observations in their sketchbooks and to analyse, annotate and evaluate their own work, using the language of art.

Pupils will be taught about the history of art, craft, and design, including periods, styles and major movements from the early 20th Century up to the present day. Pupils will learn about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Pupils will be taught and encouraged to develop a critical understanding of artists and designers, learning to express reasoned judgements that will inform their own artwork.  Key stage 3 pupils in Year 7 and Year 8, will learn to become proficient in drawing and painting, securing their art skills. Whilst, Key stage 3 pupils in Year 9 will be introduced to a variety of art and textiles artists and specialisms, such as, 3D Clay Sculpture, Poly block Printmaking and Free Machine Embroidery. Students will be regularly assessed and each year group will sit an Art Exam, in order, to create their own final response and outcome, and to demonstrate their skill and understanding.

KS4 - Art & Design

Art and Design equips students with the skills to enjoy, produce and engage with the visual arts throughout their lives, and it has immense value as a GCSE subject. GCSE in Art and Design is a broad and flexible course that requires students to develop an appreciation of the creative process through a practical response, using a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, materials, techniques and processes. Students will explore critically how artists, craftspeople and designers from diverse cultures, times and societies have arrived at solutions through the use of the formal elements. Students will use and develop their knowledge by recording observations and creating outcomes that full realise their intentions.

Student progress will be monitored, throughout the year, through the regular completion of Learning Review Sheets and Coursework Checklists.


  • GCSE Art & Design

Please see below the Curriculum Overview Maps for a breakdown of what is taught in each year group and by term: