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The Arts programme of study and schemes of work in years 7, 8 and 9 designed and created to develop our students previously learnt basic skills and techniques from KS2 with the necessary knowledge and skills required to progress further into specific exam and coursework techniques and outlines to achieve success at GCSE. Units will be delivery quickly and monitored closely to begin planning for their GCSE Subject Specific Topics. The AQA assessment objectives have been firmly embedded into all aspects of planning for KS3; all assessment objectives are crucial for overall success. The Arts Department will be offering Art & Design GCSE and Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Btec to all year 9 students this academic year. Therefore all department staff are urged to note and adhere to time frames in order to deliver all course components successfully.  

The AQA Assessment Objectives which the students and the department will work with are outlined below:

Art Assessment Objectives:

  • AO1: Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.
  • AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.
  • AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.