Art in the Curriculum.

The department endeavours to deliver an effective, diverse and a stimulating KS3 scheme of work which is delivered in one hour lessons per week over the three year period.
A wide variety of teaching and learning methods. These include:
• Visual stimuli using a variety of sources i.e. power point presentations, posters, photographs, hand-outs, display, information boards, books, artefacts, original works of art, examples of students' work.
• Sharing aims, objectives and assessment criteria with students
• AFL and peer assessment
• Quality practical demonstrations showing how to use materials, processes and techniques and how to develop and extend work
• Proving opportunities for individual choice in tasks
• Use specialist vocabulary during teacher input and in dialogue with students
• Skills practise covering a wide range of materials, techniques & , processes in both 2D & 3D
• Use of both the design and expressive processes
• Work on a variety of size and scale
• Repetition to re-enforce concepts and techniques

Purpose of study
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality 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, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.