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Art

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Content

At the start of Key Stage 3 students learn to use a variety of media including:

  • Watercolours
  • Clay
  • Printing
  • Acrylic
  • Batik.

Students have new techniques demonstrated that develop their thinking about various materials. They are encouraged to mix media in original and creative ways.

By the end of Key Stage 3 students will have a broad knowledge of skills and techniques which they can develop further if they choose Art as one of their GCSE options.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content

Forge Valley follow the AQA specification.

At the start of the GCSE course in Year 10 students have the chance to study:

  • Fantasy Art
  • Portraiture
  • Abstract Art,

Students have new techniques demonstrated that develop their thinking skills based on various materials and artists. They are encouraged to mix media in original and creative ways.

By Year 11 students have a broad knowledge of materials and processes which they use to develop their own ideas for GCSE projects covering all four assessment objectives.