Art at KS3

Faculty
Expressive Arts
Department
Art
Level
Key Stage 3
Head of Faculty
K. Eustace

Key Stage 3 Art focuses on skills in drawing, painting, printing, ceramics and 3D sculpture/modelling.

Students learn to keep a sketchbook where they research artists, experiment and develop ideas. The topics studied in KS3 have been designed to include knowledge, skills and understanding. Students develop their ability to use and understand visual language and create imaginative responses to artists’ work. Students are introduced to the formal elements of Art and are taught how to build towards a final outcome. Students work to a wide range of themes throughout the course of KS3.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 7

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 The Formal Elements: Pattern and Colour. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Autumn 2 The Formal Elements: Pattern and Colour. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Spring 1 The Formal Elements: Line, Tone, Texture, Colour, Shape and Form. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Spring 2 The Formal Elements: Line, Tone, Texture, Colour, Shape, and Form. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Summer 1 Architecture. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Summer 2 Architecture. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.

 

Year 8

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 African Art. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Autumn 2 African Art. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Spring 1 Metamorphic Spoons. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Spring 2 Metamorphic Spoons. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Summer 1 The Garden. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Summer 2 The Garden. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.

 

Year 9

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Food and Drink. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Autumn 2 Food and Drink. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Spring 1 Protest. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Spring 2 Protest. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Summer 1 Monster Mugs / Character Jugs. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.
Summer 2 Monster Mugs / Character Jugs. Students are assessed during and at the end of each project; verbal feedback and levels are recording on a feedback matrix in students’ sketchbooks.

 

Extended Learning

Year 7

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
nationalgallery.org.uk;
tate.org.uk;
npg.org.uk;
artfund.org
The Art Book for Children; 200 Projects To Strengthen Your Art Skills (Valerie Colston); 101 Mixed Media
Techniques (Cherril Doty)
BBC iPlayer: Arts Section. KS3 Art competitions; lunchtime Art Club; optional extra homeworks.

 

Year 8

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
nationalgallery.org.uk;
tate.org.uk;
npg.org.uk;
artfund.org
The Art Book for Children; 200 Projects To Strengthen Your Art Skills (Valerie Colston); 101 Mixed Media
Techniques (Cherril Doty)
BBC iPlayer: Arts Section. KS3 Art competitions; lunchtime Art Club; optional extra homeworks.

 

Year 9

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
nationalgallery.org.uk;
tate.org.uk;
npg.org.uk;
artfund.org
The Art Book for Children; 200 Projects To Strengthen Your Art Skills (Valerie Colston); 101 Mixed Media
Techniques (Cherril Doty)
BBC iPlayer: Arts Section. KS3 Art competitions; lunchtime Art Club; optional extra homeworks.

 

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