Key Stage 3 Art aims to engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Students are introduced to Art as a process. As students’ progress they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art. Students will be required to:
· Produce their own art and develop their own ideas whilst exploring other cultures, movements and artists.
· Develop their skills using a variety of media and techniques, including taught and experimental uses of materials, to create outcomes.
· Drawing is at the heart of all Art activities and is taught regularly as a discipline for visual communication.
· Understand the meanings of new technical terminology and use it to evaluate their own work and analyse the work of others.
· Develop an understanding of Art throughout history in context within the development of their personal work.
· Understand the process of experimentation, evaluation and refinement of materials and techniques.
Independent learning is strongly encouraged at Key Stage 3, and visits to art galleries, exhibitions, cultural destinations and architectural sites is a great way of giving the students a greater visual awareness. In addition students work is regularly used in department and school displays.