Year 9 / 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.

All options within Art are topic based and will work to a theme decided on by their teacher.

The projects will cover all 4 Assessment Objectives set by the AQA exam board criteria.

Outcomes for art and design will range from 2D and 3D work including ceramics, themes are based on The Formal Elements, The Mexican Day of the Dead and ‘The Everyday.’

Fashion/Textiles outcomes are very diverse and are based on themes such as Nature and a skirt project based on the work of Alison Willoughby.

They will explore, experiment and develop independent working skills in all areas of Art which will enable them to achieve a personal response. All the work in their portfolios, including homework will be counted towards the coursework element of the GCSE criteria. Their portfolio forms 60% of their overall grade.