Year 11 / ks4

Art & Design

Little Lever Art department is committed to providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced, challenging and encourages a love of learning. We like to offer a curriculum that all pupils can access so that they can achieve what they never thought they could.

We are an inclusive department and value the contribution that creative and practical learning supports a child’s development with the other subjects.

Art is subject to an ongoing and rigorous review process, using our analysis of data to ensure that the curriculum is effective in meeting the needs of all students.

We hope that our curriculum provides pupils with the opportunities to be independent, creative and explorative practitioners. Pupils will develop an understanding of how Art and Design practices influence our everyday lives through the study of contextual knowledge and skills based activities. We develop student’s abilities foremost in the areas of drawing, both observational and imaginative.

During the final year, pupils will reflect, refine and adapt coursework projects. Constant critique and development will ensure sound admissions for coursework. In January, pupils will begin the final exam, they will respond to one exam question from the choice on the AQA paper. Pupils will follow an independent course of study in preparation for a 10 hour eternally set exam. The external exam is entirely practical and forms 40% of their overall grade.