Years 7 to 9
The purpose of any art course is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to respond to it in a creative way. You will be taught through a mix of class based teaching, personal tutoring and workshops. Studies are supported by a variety of trips and artist studies.
There are opportunities to develop skills and explore ideas through a range of media such as painting, drawing, print, collage, mixed media and ICT. Projects are designed to build the necessary skills and understanding to allow you to develop an individual and independent approach to work. You will gain an understanding and appreciation of art forms past and present.
Students are assessed through the pieces of work they create – at each stage of the work teachers will give detailed feedback and advice that helps students to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills.
A broad theme will be set by your teacher term by term as the basis of a project to learn a range of key skills within art. In the past, themes such as ‘life’, ‘water’, ‘art and conflict’ and ‘structures’ have been explored. For each theme-based project, students gather, research, develop samples and ideas, as well as make artist studies and responses.