Art Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Overview
KS3 students (Years 7, 8 and 9) follow schemes of learning based around the Art, Craft and Design National Curriculum framework. Activities that develop skills in The Formal Elements of Art have been built into all scheme for learning. Pupils will study a range of artists, designers and craftspeople from across the world and a range of eras. Pupils will explore a varied range of media, techniques and processes.

All KS3 classes groups are taught in mixed ability groups.

Year 7

Year 7 Curriculum Overview Themes Unit content
Term 1 The Formal Elements of Art

Aboriginal Art

Line
Shape
Tone
3D Form
Colour
Pattern
Texture

Exploring the context and history of Aboriginal Art and its characteristics.

Term 2 Aboriginal Art (continued) Creating a personal and symbolic final piece to represent you.
Term 3 Natural Form Observational drawing of shells in a range of media. Exploring artists and designers that are inspired by natural forms.

 

Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum Overview Themes Unit content
Term 1-2 Pop Art – Roy Lichtenstein Studying the work of Roy Lichtenstein and his comic book style impact words. Pupils will design their own comic book cover and in the style of Roy Lichtenstein which will later be developed into a painting.
Term 2-3 African Masks Exploring the culture, art and artefacts of Africa. Pupils will learn about the symbolic meaning of African masks and design a mask with a personal meaning.

 

Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum Overview Themes Unit content
Term 1 Graphic Design Introduce the briefs. You have been hired to design and make one of the following:
Makeup packaging
A trainer
food packaging aimed at children
Or a game cover
You will explore fonts, graffiti and existing products. You will be required to combine this visual information to create your own design ideas for your chosen product.
Term 2 Doodles in Design Students will be introduced to the contemporary artists Sam Cox and Ery Burns. Following this students will participate in a range of workshops exploring different printmaking mediums. Students will develop design ideas and create a mixed media final piece.
Term 3 Indian Art Students will be introduced to the traditions and art work of India. Students will explore Henna designs, Rangoli patterns and a range of media techniques. Themes such as pattern and colour will be explored. Students will develop design ideas and create a mixed media final piece.