Key Stage 3

The teaching of Art and Design in Key Stage 3 provides students with a year on year accumulation of skills, knowledge and experience. Throughout the two years we teach in mixed groups averaging 20 students in each class for practical work. Each student has one lesson of one hours’ duration every week.

Extension work is seen as a key element for students to support their progress and relevant tasks are set on a regular basis which link into the programmes of study. All our students are encouraged to do art work in their own time and the department team of teachers provide extra-curricular time at lunchtimes and after school to facilitate this process.

Each programme of study integrates the use of a range of specialist media. Students will be given opportunities to experience 3D materials, printing and digital art.

The main areas of study in Key Stage 3 are:


Year 7

Year 8

Autumn Term


Basic skills and the

visual elements

Colour Unit

Spring Term

Multi-Cultural Unit

Expressionism Unit

Summer Term

Multi-Cultural Unit

Landscape Unit