“Children see before they speak, make marks before they write, build before they walk, but their ability to appreciate and interpret what they observe, communicate what they think and feel, or make what they imagine and invent, is influenced by the quality of their art, craft and design education.”
The Art & Design course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA GCSE Art, Craft & Design course in Key Stage 4. The KS3 programme covers knowledge and understanding by focusing on notable art and design movements throughout history. Starting with the prehistoric era and finishing in the 21st century, we offer a broad curriculum. There is a very strong emphasis on developing quality drawing skills throughout the course. Students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of media, materials and processes.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss Sushila Brown, Subject Lead
AQA GCSE (9-1) in Art, Craft & Design
The KS4 curriculum follows the AQA Art, Craft & Design syllabus and has proved to be one of the most consistent and popular options subjects in the Academy.
The curriculum is divided into the coursework unit (unit 1) which is 60% of the grade and the externally set assignment (unit 2) which is 40% of the grade. The syllabus consists of 4 assessment objectives:
AQA GCSE Art, Craft & Design is assessed in the following way:
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Miss Sushila Brown Subject lead
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.