ART & DESIGN KS3 COURSE OVERVIEW
The Art and Design team teaches Year 7 and 8 in a liner group throughout the year by the same member of staff and in Year 9 we use a carousel system. This enables students to experience a wide range of creative activities and develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills in Art, Digital Art, 3D studies and Textiles.
Students’ skills are developed to a high standard, enabling them to demonstrate the necessary knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to achieve high quality outcomes at key stage 4, reflected in our continuing high standards of GCSE results (Results of A*-C 88%, 11% above the National average). This is fundamental to our philosophy for facilitating students achieving their maximum potential. As part of their experience, students will have the opportunity to work with professional artists, designers, and performers and experience workshops and performances throughout their time at the College.
In Year 9, students undertake the Arts Award which is an externally certified award that enables students to work on personally set individual challenges. The award is the equivalent points of half a GCSE at grade B, so our students are adding to their final point score in Year 9. Last year 160 students in Year 9 gained the Silver Award. In Year 7 we ran a pilot scheme and the whole group of 15 students achieved the Bronze Award.
GCSE ART & DESIGN; PAINTING & DRAWING; 3D STUDIES; TEXTILES OVERVIEW
You can download the GCSE Art & Design information leaflet here.
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