KS3 curriculum design supports the exploration of the following 9 key concepts: 

KC1: Artists make marks, drawing our attention 
KC2: Art communicates in every sense 
KC3: Art has its own vocabulary  
KC4: Artist’s use (and abuse) traditions 
KC5: Artists play with ideas, media and failure 
KC6: Art engages hands, head and heart 
KC7: Art is not fixed in meaning, context is everything 
KC8: Art has value, in unequal measures 
KC9: Art makes people powerful, for good and bad 

 Term 1: MYSELF 
Creatives explore and celebrate identity, because there is no greater relationship than the one we have through knowing ourselves. Students explore who they are as individuals in year 7, what their core values are within peer groups in year 8 and express their political voice through choosing their own global issues in year 9.   

 Term 2: MY WORLD 
Creatives celebrate culture through the lens of Liverpool in Year 7, Europe in Year 8 and global art and craft in Year 9. 

 Term 3: MY FUTURE 
Creatives prepare for their bright futures through healthy food choices in Year 7, mental and emotional health themes in Year 8 and finally, creative entrepreneurship and finance in Year 9. 

Year  Term   Topic  Type Of Assessment  Assessment Window 
Autumn  My Selfie  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final painted 2D self portrait  December  
Spring  Birds with Issues  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final collaged 3D construction  April 
Summer  Tutti Frutti  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final 2D illustration  July 
Autumn  ME:WE  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final 2D self portrait  December  
Spring  Good Golly, it’s Gaudi  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final painted 3D clay tile  April 
Summer  Mind your business  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final 2D illustration  July 
Autumn  [I] DENTit [Y]  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final 2D propaganda poster  December  
Spring  Brazilian Bossa Nova  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final 3D paper construction  April 
Summer  Show me the money  Summative - Inclusive of title page, experiments, designs and final 3D piece  July 

Year 11 Booster Information


Year 11 Boosters start on Monday 13th November. Please click the link below for the full timetable of session.

Year 11 Booster Timetable

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