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Art Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers a wide range of skills, media and techniques, and a range of contextual sources. Pupils will develop their strengths in these identified key areas and focused sets of skills each term.


All assessments are completed in class in order to build up vital skills required for success at GCSE level. Pupils are made aware of what they are being assessed on, and how, early on in the unit. These assessments are based on 4 Assessment Objectives (AO’s) which have been devised from the GCSE specifications, a copy of which can be found at the front of your child’s sketchbook.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, the Art GCSE course is examined and assessed by WJEC. The skills introduced to pupils throughout Key Stage 3 are developed. Students will cover painting, drawing, printing and sculptural work. Students explore and experiment through the development of coursework folders and final pieces linking to a number of themes/ titles.

The GCSE course specification can be found here.


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