Curriculum Vision

Art at All Saints is an inspiring, challenging and practical subject which aims to equip students with tools they need to investigate the world around them.

Art provides opportunities for students of all abilities to combine skills in media from art, craft and design, in order to develop their personal approach to art.

Throughout the course, students are given the opportunity to create and realise their own original ideas whilst also responding to a range of contemporary and traditional artists.

J Godfrey

J Godfrey

Curriculum Leader - Art (maternity leave)

KS3 Art Curriculum

In KS3, our students study the following topics:

Year 7

Project 1: Drawing Skills – Sheffield

  1. Proportion, line, composition, 3D drawing and tone
  2. Hyper-realistic and abstract artists
  3. Expressing personal opinion

Project 2: Painting Skills – Sheffield

  1. Mixed media techniques
  2. Colour wheel 
  3. Blending and pattern
  4. In my world Sheffield project

Project 3: Sculpture

  1. Shape, texture, pattern and form 
  2. Day of the Dead mask making project

Project 4: Art Movement

  1. Pop Art, Surrealism and Cubism
  2. Oil pastels – mono-printing
  3. Drawing for accuracy

Year 8

Project 1: Intermediate Drawing Skills

  1. Street art and graffiti styles
  2. Work of Nathan Evans – Leeds based artist
  3. Mayan culture
  4. Symbolism in graffiti
  5. Shadow to create a 3D aesthetic

Project 2: Lyrics

  1. Research project – contemporary song lyrics
  2. Composition, pattern and blending
  3. Mixed media guitar mural

Project 3: Mock GCSE Art and Design Task – Wildlife

  1. Respond to the work of artists
  2. Experiment with media
  3. Record ideas through photography, drawing and design ideas
  4. Produce a final piece through mediums of printing making, detailed observational drawing and collage

Project 4: Portraiture

  1. Proportion and tone
  2. Abstract interpretations of portraiture including Manga and Picasso
  3. Distortion and collage

Useful websites

Tate – Art and Artists

TES – Art and Design

KS4 GCSE Art, Craft and Design Curriculum

Exam board: AQA

In KS4 GCSE Art, Craft and Design our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Portfolio (60% of GCSE)

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of GCSE)

Assessment objectives:
AO1 Developing ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources
AO2 Refining work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes
AO3 Making and recording ideas, observations and judgements relevant to intentions as work progresses
AO4 Presenting a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates critical understanding of visual language

Useful websites

AQA GCSE Art, Craft and Design Specification

GCSE Art BBC Bitesize

Art UK

Design Council

KS5 A Level Art and Design Curriculum

Exam board: AQA

In KS5 A Level Art and Design, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: In-depth project (60% of A Level)

Component 2: A study of a theme that leads to the 15 hour examination (40% of A Level)

Assessment objectives:

AO1 Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

AO2 Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops

AO3 Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions demonstrating a reflective ability

AO4 Present a personal response demonstrating critical understanding

    Useful websites

    AQA A Level Art and Design Specification

    Art UK

    Design Council