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Equipment Needed:  
Drawing Pencils Colour Pencils
Watercolours Glue Sticks
Fine Line Pens A Digital camera will be useful

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7: 

Defining, exploring and developing the use of visual elements with increasing knowledge of their use by a range of artists: line, tone, colour, shape, form, texture and space.

Year 8: 

Consolidating knowledge of visual elements and visual principles and development of skill in using them personally: balance, emphasis, movement, pattern, unity, flatness and composition through four main assignments based on the visual language of carefully selected artists, supported by shorter projects as necessary.

Year 9:

Increasing independence in using visual elements and visual principles to explore own ideas in production of visual art within a thematic approach through three main assignments, supported by shorter projects as necessary. 

Key Stage 4 Overview

Component 1

Year 10: Students undertake a foundation course in five different disciplines: painting, ceramics, graphics, textiles, photography, providing opportunities to explore associated media, processes and contextual artists. Students choose one of these to develop into a fuller outcome or series of outcomes.

Year 11: Students undertake an extended assignment – man-made – that explores a range of contextual references and media and processes. The final outcome is undertaken in a ten hour mock examination.

Component 2
Students undertake an extended assignment chosen from five starting points provided by the examination board and completed in ten hours of examination conditions.

Sixth Form Overview:

Assignments provide the starting points for individual development. Contextual references support this as does the completion of media workshops. Written texts allow students the opportunity of contextualising their work in-depth.

Year 12

Year 13

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Homework/Useful Websites/Recommended Revision Texts