Curriculum >> Key Stage 3 >> Art
and Design at MIS
KeyStage 3 and 4 and 5 Art website curriculum statement 2018-19
The Art and Design department at MIS
secondary school is close to being fully equipped to cater all the disciplines
incorporated in the Fine Arts. Pupils are introduced to Art and Design at year 7 and
continue in years 8 & 9 to develop their competence in the subject. In each
year group pupils complete a variety of projects and focus on various topics
relating to each project.
Students complete three creative projects throughout the school
year. This is assessed by observing the students technical mark making skills,
their conceptual understanding and their experimental ability. In Art and Design, we aim to explore;
drawing, painting, 2-D and 3-D work, relief, printing, textiles, graphical
drawing, art and computer graphic design, installation, architectural drawing
Art & Design at Key
Pupils in Year 7 are introduced to the formal elements of Art and Design
within the project based remit, linking their learning closely to their fellow
Creative Arts subjects of Music and Drama. During term one, they will explore
the origins of Italian art and the exploration of the Venice Carnival and its
art forms. In term two they will incorporate and explore
in detail with geometry in term one, Colour theory in term two and finally
exploring and creating natural forms in term three.
Pupils in Year 8 continue to build on their artistic techniques and
studies of French influenced artists and their work by exploring relief and
printing with a project on insects in term one, Op Art in term two and finally
exploring and creating Pop Art in term three.
Pupils in Year 9 refine their art skills and practices by exploring Art
and design throughout the decades using the themes of Portraits in term one,
Natural forms and architecture in term two and finally exploring and creating
African Art and Mask making in term three.
Pupils also undertake a GCSE
taster project as a final unit in order to inform them of expectations and
standards expected for GCSE level.
Pupils are assessed throughout in each year group by a variety of
methods, which include: Classwork/ Homework, Completed project work and an end of year exam
in the subject.
Art and design KS3 Curriculum Overview