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Key Stage 3 art is the foundation course for the Fine Art GCSE course and because of this the basis of KS3 art is centered on developing a range of strong objective drawing skills.

Students also have the opportunity to explore a range of materials as well as developing an appreciation of art by looking at and responding to the work of other artists

Students study the themes of;

  • natural forms
  • still life
  • portraiture

As well as studying the work of other artists as students develop work and ideas they also have the opportunity to develop skills using all traditional drawing tools, paint, print and the development of three dimensional thought.

KS3 Art

Students taking Art will need to complete two coursework assignments.

They will also need to produce a controlled assignment in response to a title set by the Exam Board.

Students will follow a course of study in Fine Art. This includes producing work and ideas in more than one of the following materials: drawing and painting, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics, land art, printmaking, photography and lens based media.

The coursework element is worth 60% of the total mark, whilst the externally set assignment is worth 40%.

The coursework is displayed as either a portfolio or an exhibition of selected work showing two or more projects.