KS3 Art and Design

Keystage 3 – Art and Design

Curriculum Overview

In art and design, pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. In art, craft and design, pupils reflect critically on their own and other people´s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives.

Topics to be studied

  • Observational drawing (Landscape and the built environment, Portraits and figure studies)
  • Painting and Related Media (Natural and man made objects)
  • Three-Dimensional Studies (Product design, environmental/architectural design)
  • Graphic Communication (logos, book covers and poster design)


Topics will last between 8-10 weeks and formative assessment is a key method of supporting progress. Formative assessment as well as end of term and end of year levels will be given.

In class assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Miss Bøgh.