Key Stage 3

Art and Design has a statutory programme of study at Key Stage 3.

All pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 work in an A4 sketchbook, as well as pro creating larger 2D and 3D pieces. Within their sketch books pupils will explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings. The use of sketchbooks at Ribblesdale High School allows teachers, parents and pupils the opportunity to track and monitor more closely each pupils progress.

Reflection, evaluation and assessment are important elements of Art and Design and are calculated in the Key Stage 3 programme of study.

There are a number of key concepts that adapt the study of Art and Design and they are:-

  • Creative inspiration
  • Creative development
  • Creative analysis
  • Creative decision

Key Stage 4

AQA Art and Design (Full course)

Four major objectives are covered in the Art and Design GCSE course.

  • Assessment objective one : Develop their ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.
  • Assessment objective two : Refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • Assessment objective three : Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions in visual and/or other forms.
  • Assessment objective four : Present a personal meaningful and informed response, demonstrating analytical and initial understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral and other elements.

All work carried out over the two years is to be considered coursework ( 60% of the total mark) with a minimum of one project covering all the above criteria.

An externally set task (worth 40%) I carried out in the final term.

For further information about this subject, please email Head of Subject.