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The Art department at KS3 provides a learning environment which takes into consideration the needs and abilities of our pupils, while having high expectations of all.

The art and design programme of study is designed to offer challenge, progression, relevance and the opportunity for all to achieve.

In keeping with the requirements of the National Curriculum pupils will be introduced to a broad and balanced programme of Art, Craft and Design activities.

At KS3 pupils follow carefully structured schemes of work that address the key requirements of the Attainment Target: Investigation and Making which includes exploring and developing ideas and evaluating and developing work. Knowledge and understanding informs this process.

Pupils’ understanding, skill levels and enjoyment of this subject area is seen as a progressive development with each project building on and developing previous learning. The course whilst having a distinct structure that accommodates for developing skill levels in a range of media, understanding of the visual elements and critical studies, also allows for some flexibility to meet the needs of our students.

The addition of the Arts award Bronze and Silver Certification will give all pupils the opportunity to achieve accreditation in the arts. Working towards their portfolio will give them further opportunities to develop skills in problem solving, presentation, organisation, and self-discipline as the course is more self-directed.