Fine Art

Fine Art

“Art is not what you see but what you make others see”


Our Art curriculum intends to:

  • develop intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity into unique form sof expression and communication;

  • develop an appreciation of the aesthetic nature of the world around us;

  • critically evaluate the way cultures are represented through their arts and celebrate diversity.


Course content:

During Year 9 pupils will develop their painting and drawing skills and explore printmaking. These foundation skills will help pupils in preparation for the full GCSE course which begins in Year 10.

Course skills:

  • Pupils will be expected to demonstrate skills and techniques in the context of their chosen area(s) of learning within Fine Art

  • making appropriate use of colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form

  • using different approaches to recording images,such as, observation, analysis, expression and imagination

  • showing in their work an understanding of the conventions of representational and abstract/ non-representational imagery and genres

  • investigating different ways of working,as appropriate to their chosen area(s) of learning within Fine Art

  • providing evidence of an understanding of spatial qualities, composition, rhythm, scale and structure


Knowledge and Understanding:


Pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • how ideas, feelings and meanings are conveyed in images, artefacts and products in their chosen area(s) of learning within Fine Art

  • a range of art, craft and design processes in two and/or three-dimensions, traditional, new media and technologies

  • how images, artefacts and products relate to their social,historical, vocational and cultural contexts

  • a variety of approaches, methods and intentions of contemporary and historical artists, craftspeople and designers from different cultures and their contribution to continuity and change in society in their chosen areas(s) of learning within Fine Art

  • a working vocabulary and knowledge of specialist terms relevant to their chosen area(s) of learning within Fine Art.