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Art and Design Curriculum KS3 & KS4

Teacher: Jasmin Boyes, Key Stage 3 and 4

KS4 and KS3

Recreational Art Craft

Recreational Art and craft is delivered by a TA and learning mentor. All work is accredited by AQA Unit Award Schemes.


GCSE Art and Design

All KS4 students are invited to participate in the GCSE Art programme. Art is available as a full or half GCSE depending on how much work you have in your portfolio. It requires a commitment of a minimum of one taught lesson per week, with another afternoon available for supported self-directed study.

GCSE Art and Design provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.

This two unit specification enables students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.